LOS ANGELES, Nov. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — In an effort to provide a healthier and happier Thanksgiving, premier global nutrition company Herbalife (NYSE: HLF), once again partnered with two Los Angeles based non-profit organizations, the Union Rescue Mission (URM) and A Place Called Home (APCH), to provide Thanksgiving meals to those in need. The events strive to help those in Los Angeles who otherwise might not have a Thanksgiving meal. In the city of Los Angeles alone, 36 percent of people live below the poverty line and more than 36,000 people are without a home.
Helping Angelenos Enjoy a Healthier and Happier Thanksgiving, Herbalife® Nutrition Partners with the Union Rescue Mission and A Place Called Home to Distribute Turkey Dinners
“Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for all we have, and to give back to those who need a helping hand, and so we are proud to partner with Union Rescue Mission and A Place Called Home to support the great work they do each and every day for our community,” said Rich Goudis, CEO of Herbalife Nutrition.
On November 18, Herbalife Nutrition executives teamed up with the URM for its 126th annual Thanksgiving celebration where 6,000 homeless men, women and children were served Thanksgiving meals. In addition, 4,000 guests enjoyed Herbalife Formula 1 shakes prepared by volunteers. Guests also received snack packs filled with Herbalife Nutrition products and toiletry gift bags. This is the 7th year the Company has participated in this event.
“Our friends at Herbalife Nutrition have been a key part of the daily nutrition at URM, and their delicious shakes have been a highlight of our Thanksgiving celebration for years!” said Reverend Andy Bales, CEO, Union Rescue Mission.
On November 22, Herbalife Nutrition and the LA Galaxy Foundation along with its players donated $10,000 to support APCH’s 23rd annual Thanksgiving meal distribution. The donation is provided in conjunction with the Joint Community Program partnership between the LA Galaxy Foundation and Herbalife Nutrition that aims to improve the lives of children living in the underserved communities of Los Angeles. Herbalife Nutrition volunteers and LA Galaxy players distributed 600 Thanksgiving meals complete with all the trimmings for families to enjoy on Thanksgiving Day. Additionally, more than 1,000 families returned in the afternoon to enjoy a hot pre-Thanksgiving dinner served by