November 2013

Sat
02
E-Waste Event for Hope Services
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Stevens Creek on the Patio
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E-Waste Event for Hope Services
Saturday, November 2nd
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Stevens Creek on the Patio, Free

E-Waste Event for HOPE

10 am to 3pm Free

Is your garage and storage filled with obsolete computers, old TVs, broken toasters, and other electronics?   Join us every first Saturday of the month and make space.  According to HOPE Services, “All materials donated will be safely recycled by State approved recycler ECS Recycling, nothing goes overseas, and will be used to create employment opportunities for people with developmental disabilities. Visit www.hopeservices.com for more information.

 

Here is a list of electronic waste that will be accepted:

  • computers
  • monitors
  • computer cables
  • mice
  • keyboards
  • VCRs
  • faxes
  • radios
  • printers
  • telephones
  • televisions
  • CPUs
  • stereos
  • speakers
  • DVD players
  • cell phones
  • recorders

 

Location: Patio

No registration required

Mon
04
Natural Strategies for Women's Hormone Problems
7:30 PM - 9:15 PM @ Culinary Center
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Natural Strategies for Women's Hormone Problems
Monday, November 4th
7:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Culinary Center, FREE

Do you suffer from hormone symptoms such as menopause, PMS, headaches, backaches, fatigue, water retention, increasing weight, tender breasts, hot flashes, brain fog, mood swings, sugar or chocolate cravings, night sweats, poor sex drive, trouble sleeping, and more. Learn from Dr. Sharon Dubner DC and Dr. Allen Dubner DC what common foods and household products damage hormone balance and which ones help, the latest natural breakthroughs for women’s health, the secrets you’ve never heard about hormones, which one gland is weakened in most hormone problems and how you can strengthen it, feeling and looking great as you age.

 

Location: Culinary Center

Wed
06
Cupertino Library Story Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Cupertino Library Reading Room
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Cupertino Library Story Time
Wednesday, November 6th
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cupertino Library Reading Room, FREE

Kathleen, our Healthy Eating Specialist, will be joining forces with the Children’s Librarian at the Cupertino Library, Clare, to bring you a story time and fruit faces activity.  Clare will be reading the adorable book, “How are You Peeling?,” and then Kathleen will lead an activity where everyone can make their own fruit faces!

Instructor: Kathleen, Healthy Eating Specialist and Clare, Children’s Librarian at the Cupertino Library • Location: Cupertino Library Children’s reading room • Ages: 2-10 

 

Please sign up here: https://wfmstorytime.eventbrite.com

Wed
06
“Melt” Cooking Class with Author Stephanie Stiavetti
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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“Melt” Cooking Class with Author Stephanie Stiavetti
Wednesday, November 6th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Culinary Center, $12

Take Macaroni and Cheese out of the box with “Melt”, the cookbook that elevates the genius combination of the classic dish by using out of this world artisan cheeses. Come for a cheese tasting and a cooking class with author Stephanie Stiavetti and pick up a copy of her new book with co-author, Garrett McCord.

Location: Culinary Center ● Instructor: Mariel Balderas, Culinary Center Director and Stephanie Stiavetti, Author

 

Sign up here: http://meltcookingclass.eventbrite.com

Thu
07
Healthy Appetizers Demo
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Demo Station
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Healthy Appetizers Demo
Thursday, November 7th
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Demo Station , FREE

Looking for some easy, healthy appetizers to bring to your holiday parties this season?  Learn to make three plant strong and gluten-free appetizers that will impress and delight all your guests!

Instructor: Kathleen, Healthy Eating Specialist • Location: Demo station

Thu
07
Twitter Chat: Thanksgiving Success Demystified
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Thanksgiving Success Demystified
Thursday, November 7th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

The season for holiday cooking is here! Do you have a plan for Thanksgiving success? We'll be talking about how to plan and prep to ensure your time in the kitchen is simple and stress-free. Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Thu
07
28 Day Detox Program with Danette Hayes
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Culinary Center
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28 Day Detox Program with Danette Hayes
Thursday, November 7th
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Culinary Center, $23 Per class. Preregistration is required.

28-Day Detox Program

Wednesday, October 24, And Every Thursday from October 30 - November 21

7PM-9PM

$23 per class (4)

Preregistration is required; email instructor Danette Hayes for more information at danette.hayes@yahoo.com

 

This structured and intensive detoxification program begins gradually, and guides you step by step through healthy detoxification, with each week building on the previous week.  These 28 days of cleansing on a cellular level culminate in the body's rebalancing and regenerating, creating vibrant health and wellness. 

 

Classes will provide information for the upcoming detox week, and each week there will be a healthy food preparation demo and sample. Menu items include raw spaghetti and spicy, marinated greens.  There will also be discussion and support for individual progress and problems.  We will make a trip to the Whole Body and the Healthy Eating Center for supplement assistance once the class is over.

 

  • Prep Class: October, 24, 7-9PM
  • Week 1: October 30, 7-9 PM
  • Week 2: November 7, 7-9 PM
  • Week 3: November 14, 7-9 PM
  • Week 4: November 21, 7-9 PM

 

 

Come and discover the tools for a lifetime of vibrant health and longevity -

 

Instructor: Danette Hayes, Holistic  Health Practitioner/Consultant, Holistic Nutritionist, and Raw & living Foodist

Location: Culinary Center

Thu
07
28 Day Detox Program with Danette Hayes
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Culinary Center
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28 Day Detox Program with Danette Hayes
Thursday, November 7th
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Culinary Center, $23 Per class. Preregistration is required.

28-Day Detox Program

Wednesday, October 24, And Every Thursday from October 30 - November 21

7PM-9PM

$23 per class (4)

Preregistration is required; email instructor Danette Hayes for more information at danette.hayes@yahoo.com

 

This structured and intensive detoxification program begins gradually, and guides you step by step through healthy detoxification, with each week building on the previous week.  These 28 days of cleansing on a cellular level culminate in the body's rebalancing and regenerating, creating vibrant health and wellness. 

 

Classes will provide information for the upcoming detox week, and each week there will be a healthy food preparation demo and sample. Menu items include raw spaghetti and spicy, marinated greens.  There will also be discussion and support for individual progress and problems.  We will make a trip to the Whole Body and the Healthy Eating Center for supplement assistance once the class is over.

 

  • Prep Class: October, 24, 7-9PM
  • Week 1: October 30, 7-9 PM
  • Week 2: November 7, 7-9 PM
  • Week 3: November 14, 7-9 PM
  • Week 4: November 21, 7-9 PM

 

 

Come and discover the tools for a lifetime of vibrant health and longevity -

 

Instructor: Danette Hayes, Holistic  Health Practitioner/Consultant, Holistic Nutritionist, and Raw & living Foodist

Location: Culinary Center

Fri
08
Cooking Skills Series Hands-on Class
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Cooking Skills Series Hands-on Class
Friday, November 8th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Culinary Center, $15

This monthly cooking skills series will make even the most nervous kitchen-phobe confident in preparing easy and delicious dishes. This class is designed to show you basic savory and dessert sauces and various recipes you can use them for. Béchamel, Basic Marinara, Cream Sauce, Crème Anglaise and Fruit Coulis.

 

Cooking Skills Series

Sauces, Friday November 8th

Soups, Thursday December 12th

Vegetables, Thursday January 9th

Seafood, Thursday February 6th

Meat and Poultry, Thursday March 6th

Baking and Pastry, Thursday May 10th

Please email Culinary Center Director at mariel.balderas@wholefoods.com for more information. Dates are subject to change.

Location ● Culinary Center  Instructor ● Mariel Balderas, Culinary Center Director and Special Guest Instructors

 

Sign up here: http://cookingseriessoups.eventbrite.com

Sat
09
Gluten-Free Fair!
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Healthy Eating Desk
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Gluten-Free Fair!
Saturday, November 9th
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Healthy Eating Desk, FREE

We’re hosting a gluten-free fair!  We’ll be sampling many of our amazing gluten-free products, leading store tours, and even offering lectures!  Kim Rice, Wellness Coach and Certified Gluten Practitioner, will be speaking about the latest research in gluten sensitivity and offering tips for maintaining a gluten-free lifestyle. 

  • Gluten-Free 101 Lecture: 11am and 1pm by Kim Rice
  • Gluten-Free tours of the store: 12pm and 2pm by Kathleen, Healthy Eating Specialist
  • Gluten-Free sampling all around the store!

Instructor: Kathleen, Healthy Eating Specialist • Location: Healthy Eating Desk

Thu
14
Twitter Chat: Your Best Meal Ever
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Your Best Meal Ever
Thursday, November 14th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Have you planned your Thanksgiving menu? Bring your favorite recipes for main dishes, sides and desserts... We'll be sharing ours, too! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Thu
14
28 Day Detox Program with Danette Hayes
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Culinary Center
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28 Day Detox Program with Danette Hayes
Thursday, November 14th
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Culinary Center, $23 Per class. Preregistration is required.

28-Day Detox Program

Wednesday, October 24, And Every Thursday from October 30 - November 21

7PM-9PM

$23 per class (4)

Preregistration is required; email instructor Danette Hayes for more information at danette.hayes@yahoo.com

 

This structured and intensive detoxification program begins gradually, and guides you step by step through healthy detoxification, with each week building on the previous week.  These 28 days of cleansing on a cellular level culminate in the body's rebalancing and regenerating, creating vibrant health and wellness. 

 

Classes will provide information for the upcoming detox week, and each week there will be a healthy food preparation demo and sample. Menu items include raw spaghetti and spicy, marinated greens.  There will also be discussion and support for individual progress and problems.  We will make a trip to the Whole Body and the Healthy Eating Center for supplement assistance once the class is over.

 

  • Prep Class: October, 24, 7-9PM
  • Week 1: October 30, 7-9 PM
  • Week 2: November 7, 7-9 PM
  • Week 3: November 14, 7-9 PM
  • Week 4: November 21, 7-9 PM

 

 

Come and discover the tools for a lifetime of vibrant health and longevity -

 

Instructor: Danette Hayes, Holistic  Health Practitioner/Consultant, Holistic Nutritionist, and Raw & living Foodist

Location: Culinary Center

Thu
14
28 Day Detox Program with Danette Hayes
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Culinary Center
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28 Day Detox Program with Danette Hayes
Thursday, November 14th
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Culinary Center, $23 Per class. Preregistration is required.

28-Day Detox Program

Wednesday, October 24, And Every Thursday from October 30 - November 21

7PM-9PM

$23 per class (4)

Preregistration is required; email instructor Danette Hayes for more information at danette.hayes@yahoo.com

 

This structured and intensive detoxification program begins gradually, and guides you step by step through healthy detoxification, with each week building on the previous week.  These 28 days of cleansing on a cellular level culminate in the body's rebalancing and regenerating, creating vibrant health and wellness. 

 

Classes will provide information for the upcoming detox week, and each week there will be a healthy food preparation demo and sample. Menu items include raw spaghetti and spicy, marinated greens.  There will also be discussion and support for individual progress and problems.  We will make a trip to the Whole Body and the Healthy Eating Center for supplement assistance once the class is over.

 

  • Prep Class: October, 24, 7-9PM
  • Week 1: October 30, 7-9 PM
  • Week 2: November 7, 7-9 PM
  • Week 3: November 14, 7-9 PM
  • Week 4: November 21, 7-9 PM

 

 

Come and discover the tools for a lifetime of vibrant health and longevity -

 

Instructor: Danette Hayes, Holistic  Health Practitioner/Consultant, Holistic Nutritionist, and Raw & living Foodist

Location: Culinary Center

Fri
15
Produce Perfection with Slow Foods South Bay: Fall Produce
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Produce Perfection with Slow Foods South Bay: Fall Produce
Friday, November 15th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Culinary Center, $20

Have you ever wondered how to pick out the perfect butternut squash? How about the juiciest pomegranate?  Wonder no longer!  In this hands-on cooking class you’ll be collecting your ingredients with the help of our friendly and knowledgeable produce team members and then taking those ingredients back to the Culinary Center to make some delicious fall recipes!  We’ll also have the opportunity to sample some local wines selected by our wine specialists!  Half of the proceeds will be donated to the Slow Food South Bay organization. 

 

Instructors: Kathleen, Healthy Eating Specialist and Mariel, Culinary Director • Location: Culinary Center 

 

Register here: https://fallproduceperfection.eventbrite.com

Sat
16
HeartWatch Health Screening
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Healthy Eating Desk
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HeartWatch Health Screening
Saturday, November 16th
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Healthy Eating Desk, Prices vary depending on test

Now is the time to check your cholesterol, blood pressure, triglycerides, diabetes risk and much more! For pricing, test information and to see if your test requires fasting, visit: http://www.westcoasthealthservices.com

Instructor: HeartWatch • Location: Healthy Eating Desk

Tue
19
Allergy-Free Holidays Cooking Class CANCELLED
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Allergy-Free Holidays Cooking Class CANCELLED
Tuesday, November 19th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Culinary Center, $15
Thu
21
Healthy Holiday Meals and Treats Demo
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Demo Station
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Healthy Holiday Meals and Treats Demo
Thursday, November 21st
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Demo Station, FREE

Just because it’s the holiday season, it doesn’t mean you have to stray from your plant strong diet!  There are plenty of festive, satisfying entrees and sweets you can make without oil, meat, dairy or refined sugar!

 

Instructor: Kathleen, Healthy Eating Specialist • Location: Demo station

Thu
21
28 Day Detox Program with Danette Hayes
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Culinary Center
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28 Day Detox Program with Danette Hayes
Thursday, November 21st
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Culinary Center, $23 Per class. Preregistration is required.

28-Day Detox Program

Wednesday, October 24, And Every Thursday from October 30 - November 21

7PM-9PM

$23 per class (4)

Preregistration is required; email instructor Danette Hayes for more information at danette.hayes@yahoo.com

 

This structured and intensive detoxification program begins gradually, and guides you step by step through healthy detoxification, with each week building on the previous week.  These 28 days of cleansing on a cellular level culminate in the body's rebalancing and regenerating, creating vibrant health and wellness. 

 

Classes will provide information for the upcoming detox week, and each week there will be a healthy food preparation demo and sample. Menu items include raw spaghetti and spicy, marinated greens.  There will also be discussion and support for individual progress and problems.  We will make a trip to the Whole Body and the Healthy Eating Center for supplement assistance once the class is over.

 

  • Prep Class: October, 24, 7-9PM
  • Week 1: October 30, 7-9 PM
  • Week 2: November 7, 7-9 PM
  • Week 3: November 14, 7-9 PM
  • Week 4: November 21, 7-9 PM

 

 

Come and discover the tools for a lifetime of vibrant health and longevity -

 

Instructor: Danette Hayes, Holistic  Health Practitioner/Consultant, Holistic Nutritionist, and Raw & living Foodist

Location: Culinary Center

Thu
21
28 Day Detox Program with Danette Hayes
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Culinary Center
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28 Day Detox Program with Danette Hayes
Thursday, November 21st
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Culinary Center, $23 Per class. Preregistration is required.

28-Day Detox Program

Wednesday, October 24, And Every Thursday from October 30 - November 21

7PM-9PM

$23 per class (4)

Preregistration is required; email instructor Danette Hayes for more information at danette.hayes@yahoo.com

 

This structured and intensive detoxification program begins gradually, and guides you step by step through healthy detoxification, with each week building on the previous week.  These 28 days of cleansing on a cellular level culminate in the body's rebalancing and regenerating, creating vibrant health and wellness. 

 

Classes will provide information for the upcoming detox week, and each week there will be a healthy food preparation demo and sample. Menu items include raw spaghetti and spicy, marinated greens.  There will also be discussion and support for individual progress and problems.  We will make a trip to the Whole Body and the Healthy Eating Center for supplement assistance once the class is over.

 

  • Prep Class: October, 24, 7-9PM
  • Week 1: October 30, 7-9 PM
  • Week 2: November 7, 7-9 PM
  • Week 3: November 14, 7-9 PM
  • Week 4: November 21, 7-9 PM

 

 

Come and discover the tools for a lifetime of vibrant health and longevity -

 

Instructor: Danette Hayes, Holistic  Health Practitioner/Consultant, Holistic Nutritionist, and Raw & living Foodist

Location: Culinary Center

Thu
21
Heart Health Lecture by Dr. Tootoonchi, D.C.
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Heart Health Lecture by Dr. Tootoonchi, D.C.
Thursday, November 21st
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Culinary Center, FREE

Doctor Tootoonchi of Tootoonchi Chiropractic Inc. in Cupertino will be speaking about cardiovascular disease and natural ways to maintain a healthy cardiovascular system.  He will divulge which nutrients and supplements promote a strong and healthy heart.  The first 15 attendees will receive a reusable shopping bag and earn the chance to win a $25 Whole Foods Market gift card and other great prizes. 

Contact: Kathleen, Healthy Eating Specialist • Location: Culinary Center

Sign up here: http://wfmhearthealth.eventbrite.com

Thu
21
Twitter Chat: Top Ten Wines for the Holiday Season
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Top Ten Wines for the Holiday Season
Thursday, November 21st
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online, Free

No holiday celebration is complete without a few bottles of wine, so join in on the chat to discover our recommendations for the season! Buy a few ahead of time and taste and tweet with us through our favorites. See the list here: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/wine Follow #WFMwine to join the conversation from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST. 

Fri
22
Family Game Night! CANCELLED
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Family Game Night! CANCELLED
Friday, November 22nd
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Culinary Center, $5
Sat
23
Know your Masala with Guest Chef Chaya Rao
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Know your Masala with Guest Chef Chaya Rao
Saturday, November 23rd
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Culinary Center, $15

Are you looking for ways to prepare protein rich vegetarian meals that are flavorful and satisfying? Are you tired of eating greasy, creamy sometimes overly spiced buffets at mediocre Indian restaurants? Then this is THE class for you. Learn to prepare gourmet Indian food using simple ingredients, learn about the vast culinary diversity of India and the very many Masalas (spice blends) that make each cuisine unique none of which happens to be Curry powder." On the Menu: Rasam (Spice savory clear Soup from South India), Pakora with Date & Tamarind sweet chutney and Mint & Cilantro Spicy Chutney,  Chick Pea Salad, Cauliflower Masala & Vegetable Biriyani (Spiced vegetable rice) with Raita Sauce. 

Location: Culinary Center Instructor: Chaya Rao, Documentary Film Maker and Food Blogger

 

Sign up here: http://knowyourmasala.eventbrite.com

Events At Nearby Stores

August 30 is National Toasted Marshmallow Day!
Saturday, August 30th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo,

Pyros rejoice - August 30 is National Toasted Marshmallow Day!

Build a good old-fashioned campfire in the backyard or gather around an open flame with some skewers and a bag of 'mallows!

Today isn't just for celebrating the soft, chewy and mind-boggling treat that is the marshmallow, but indeed one of the best ways to eat it. If you're the mallow kind, there's nothing better than a golden, toasted marshmallow still warm from the fire. Slightly crispy on the outside and absolutely gooey on the inside, it's a little bit of heaven.

Eat it straight from the stick or slide it on a hunk of chocolate between two graham crackers. You can also indulge in a toasted marshmallow milkshake if you're feeling frisky.

And an even deeper query for the marshmallow connoisseur, do you just barely let it toast or char that sucker until it's black? However you toast, we salute you with our skewers and you're welcome to join the campfire anytime.

Pyros rejoice - August 30 is National Toasted Marshmallow Day!

Stanford Blood Drive $10 Whole Foods Market Gift Card Giveaway
Saturday, August 30th
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Blossom Hill Location Only/outside patio,

We have partnered with Stanford Blood Center in hosting a Give Blood for Life Blood Drive. In support Whole Foods Market Blossom Hill is providing a $10 Whole Foods Market Gift Card and a FREE Woven Reusable Bag to each Blood Donor.    Who does it benefit?  Blood donors help people just like you and me. Visit bloodcenter.stanford.edu to read more about personal stories.

To Make an Appointment»

Browse to http://bloodcenter.stanford.edu

Click on Make an Appointment

Search by zip code 95118

Blood Drive Contact»

Tim Gilmore

(650) 444-5767; tgilmore@stanford.edu

For more information, call 888-723-7831 or visit bloodcenter.stanford.edu

Blood donors must:

Be at least 16 years of age

Be free of cold and flu symptoms (allergies okay; as are most medications)

Eat before donating & drink plenty of fluids

BRING PHOTO ID

Note: Please see our website for height and weight require­ments; 16-year-olds must have parental consent to donate.

Unfortunately, you will be deferred:

If you stayed in the U.K. for a cumulative time of three months or more between 1980 and 1996.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      If you spent five years or more since 1980 in specified European countries (please call the Resource Nurse) For one year if, within the last twelve months, you traveled to India or certain parts of Mexico, China, Africa, Central and South America, the Caribbean, or the Philippines. 

 

$10 Whole Foods Market Gift Card Giveaway Rules and Restrictions:

Must donate blood on 8/30 at Whole Foods Market Blossom Hill location between 11am to 4pm to receive $10 Gift Card

A voucher for  the $10 gift card with pickup instructions will be provided to donor after donating blood.    

Gift Card must be picked up in person with Photo I.D. by donor after donating blood .(Gift Cards will not be mailed)

Max amount of 100 ~$10 Gift Cards available.

$10 Gift Cards are first come first serve.

 

 

 

 

 

We have partnered with Stanford Blood Center in hosting a Give Blood for Life Blood Drive.

Apple of My Eye Photo Day!
Saturday, August 30th
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Los Gatos , $20 per 4x6 photo
Bring your child, pet, or yourself to our fundraising photo day! Our Team Member Guido, a former professional photographer, will be taking walk-ins between 11-2 pm and 3-5 pm. All photos will be black & white with an item from our produce department highlighted in color! Each 5x7 print is a $20 donation to our Whole Kids Foundation. Photos will be taken on Saturday, printed on professional photo paper, and available for pick up the following Saturday. Other activities include a FREE Kids planting activity and our Produce guru Guido will also be grilling up a stone fruit dessert plate for sale. First come first serve. For more information contact the store at (408) 358-4434
Bring your child, pet, or yourself to our fundraising photo day!