“We teamed up with Whole Foods Market Mt. Washington to make sandwiches for the men and women keeping Baltimore safe. We are so thankful to have them here and they’re pumped for Turkey & Cheese,” a tweet from one of the local markets said, atop a picture of several National Guardsmen toting away a Whole Foods bag and bottled water.
While the move saw support, it also created instant criticism, and folks took to Twitter to express their opinions on the matter before Whole Foods eventually just took down the post.
“We removed the post because it did not accurately reflect all our local stores are doing to feed people across this city, especially children,” Whole Foods spokesperson Katie Malloy explained. “Again, we love our community, and will continue to support our city in the days to come, as we always do, and extend our heartfelt sympathy to those affected.”
— Rania Khalek (@RaniaKhalek) April 28, 2015
— Special Friend (@hugglin) April 28, 2015
— Renèe (@Independenteyes) April 28, 2015
@mooneyedmelly We’re also working with the Baltimore Department of Recreation and Parks for ongoing lunch and snack donations.
— Whole Foods Market (@WholeFoods) April 28, 2015
@mooneyedmelly Did you apologize to Whole Foods? Turns out they are feeding Baltimore's citizens.
— Willie Stroker (@DickInman) April 28, 2015
— Christy Martin (@ChristyM981) April 28, 2015
.@WholeFoods Don't listen to the haters. No good deed goes unpunished. I, for one, think your gesture was generous and deserving. Thanks!
— Screaming Eaglet (@ScreaminEaglet) April 28, 2015