Herbalife Partners with LA Non-Profits to Provide Thanksgiving Dinners

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LOS ANGELES, Nov. 22, 2017 — In an effort to provide a healthier and happier Thanksgiving, premier global nutrition company Herbalife 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.

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 volunteers at APCH.

“We are extremely excited to continue to give back to our community alongside our partners at Herbalife Nutrition,” said LA Galaxy President Chris Klein. “Giving our time, money and resources to the Los Angeles community is paramount for the LA Galaxy and we are honored to support such an impactful organization like A Place Called Home.”

This is the 16th year that Herbalife Nutrition has partnered with APCH to provide Thanksgiving meals. What started in 1994 with three turkeys has grown today to serve more than 25,000 pounds of turkey along with groceries to the families.