Grillin' and Chillin': Edmonds PCC events to benefit local nonprofits

(Seattle, Wash., May 20, 2009) — PCC Natural Markets (PCC) is firing up the grill this summer for a good cause - a portion of the proceeds from each meal sold during its summertime "Grillin' and Chillin'" events at the Edmonds store will be donated to a local, community nonprofit.

The events will take place outside the Edmonds PCC on Fridays and Saturdays from 3 to 7 p.m. and on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Grillin' and Chillin' starts Friday, June 5 and will run through Sunday, August 30, excluding the weekend of July 4 and the Healthy Living Fair weekend of August 22 and 23.

Meals will cost $7 for adults and $3 for children, a total of $3 from each plate sold will be donated to a designated nonprofit. For the month of June, proceeds will benefit An Edmonds Kind of 4th of July celebration, for July, the proceeds will be donated to Trinity Place Apartments and the beneficiary for August is The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation.

The monthly meals will feature fresh and natural ingredients. June is Viva el Sol, a sunny celebration with Vera Cruz grilled chicken or vegetables, Fiesta Salad, our fresh guacamole and Black Bean and Corn Salad. July is Backyard Barbeque with classics that include a hot dog or hamburger (vegetarian options provided for both), Red, White and Black Baked Beans and our own macaroni salad and coleslaw. August is Serious Chillin' - Italian Style with grilled sockeye salmon or Portobello mushroom, Rica a Roma and Italian Broccoli with Roasted Pepper and Artichoke Tapenade.

About PCC Natural Markets: Headquartered in Seattle, WA, PCC Natural Markets is a certified organic retailer, with annual sales of $133 million and an active membership of nearly 45,000. PCC operates nine locations in the Fremont, View Ridge, Greenlake, West Seattle, Seward Park, Kirkland, Issaquah, Redmond and Edmonds neighborhoods. www.pccnaturalmarkets.com

About An Edmonds Kind of 4th: An annual community celebration hosted by the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce featuring a variety of activities including a kid's parade, main parade and fireworks display.

About Trinity Place: Made possible by a partnership with Rick and Anne Steves, Trinity Place offers transitional housing to homeless single mothers with children in 24 apartments in Lynnwood.

About The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation: The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to education and the cultural enrichment of the community through the arts.

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