Whole Foods faced backlash on social media after one of the Baltimore stores posted photos of National Guard members holding free food from the grocery chain.
People on Twitter and Facebook lashed out against Whole Foods and called the move tone deaf to the children in Baltimore public schools who were going without free lunch while schools were closed Tuesday over safety concerns.
According to the Baltimore City Public School District’s website, 84% of its students receive free or reduced-price lunches.
One woman tweeted, “As Baltimore’s poorest kids are left hungry due to school closure (no school lunch), @WholeFoods feed the oppressor.”
Others pointed to a Five Guys restaurant that was also passing out free burgers to National Guard members.