Whole Foods Market stores in San Diego and Orange County will be celebrating the young life of one of its beloved suppliers, Joel Mendenhall of Homegrown Meats, by holding barbeques from 12 – 3 PM on October 5th to help raise funds for his family.
“Joel was full of integrity and an inspiration to many of our team members,” said Whole Foods Market Regional President, Patrick Bradley. “He touched the Whole Foods Market family with his passion, kindness, and generosity and we want to do what we can to lend support to his wife and daughters through this scholarship fund.”
Joel, who passed away on September 2nd, will be remembered as an advocate for grass-fed and organic beef and the compassionate care of animals. He leaves behind three little girls and his wife Jenna. He was the son of Frank and Janice Mendenhall of Palomar Mountain, who own the Mendenhall Ranch there, as well as the 17-cottage Lake Henshaw Resort and the adjoining Round Up BBQ Grill.
Whole Foods Market encourages San Diego and Orange County residents to support the Mendenhall Girls Scholarship Fund by stopping by their local store for a barbeque lunch that will include a Homegrown grass-fed beef burger, potato chips, and pickle for $5, according to a press release. Vegetarian/vegan options are also available. All proceeds will go directly to the scholarship fund.
DeliMarket TV would like to extend our deepest condolences to Joel's family and friends.