Photo: Herbalife Executive Vice President Rob Levy hands out groceries as the Herbalife Family Foundation and the LA Galaxy Foundation partner with A Place Called Home to provide Thanksgiving meals.
As jersey sponsor of the LA Galaxy, Herbalife has partnered with the Major League Soccer club both on and off the field. The Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) and the LA Galaxy Foundation recently teamed up with A Place Called Home, a nonprofit youth center in Los Angeles, to help local families celebrate Thanksgiving.
On the day before Thanksgiving, HFF officials joined two former stars of the LA Galaxy, Cobi Jones and five-time MLS Cup Winner Todd Dunivant, as well as LA Galaxy President Chris Klein to distribute food and turkeys to more than 1,200 families. The organizations also partnered with A Place Called Home last year to serve Thanksgiving dinner to 1,000-plus families.
A Place Called Home provides educational programs, counseling and mentorship to children and teens in the South Central Los Angeles area, with the help of more than 1,000 volunteers each year. The LA Galaxy Foundation also has announced plans to hold a holiday season toy drive in support of the youth center. Club players and staff will distribute the toys at a Place Called Home on Saturday, Dec. 19.