From an email:
“With no end in sight to the government shutdown, wanted to pass along what Whole Foods Market is planning to do to help in the community. Because federal workers are not just customers – they‘re neighbors, partners, family and friends.
Local Whole Foods Markets are offering up their stores to the community. Furloughed or not – need a place to spend extra time? Gather with friends? Doors are open with even more free samples, Wi-Fi and seats.
And on Sunday, everyone is invited to a FREE family dinner. From 5:30-7pm stop by Whole Foods Markets in D.C., Virginia or Maryland for a spaghetti dinner on us.
In the meantime, we’ll have more events to help fill free time – including Furlough Friday samples at Georgetown and a rooftop yoga class at our P St. store on Saturday.
Whole Foods Market is also encouraging people to get out and enjoy other local businesses that could use some support.
What: A Shutdown Pick-Me-Up — Get together with neighbors at a FREE Spaghetti Dinner
Where: Whole Foods Market stores in D.C., Virginia and Maryland
When: Sunday, October 6, 5:30-7 pm
Why: We love our neighbors.”