(Photo courtesy of Herbalife Family Foundation)
The Herbalife Family Foundation is once again making it possible for children to have daily access to nutritious meals through its Casa Herbalife program. On Wednesday, the foundation launched its first program in the state of Michigan with a $37,500 donation to Lily Missions Center.
The nonprofit center serves the city of Jackson, where 40 percent of residents live at or below the national poverty level and the graduation rate falls well below the state average. Additionally, 73 percent of public school students receive free or reduced lunches.
“We understand that in order for our children to focus on academic performance, they must have their basic needs fulfilled,” Rev. James Hines, Lily Missions Center’s President and CEO, said in a statement. “Thanks to this donation, we can now offer our children a nutritious meal every day—something that is critical but not always possible in this part of the state. We are also able to educate the children on proper nutrition so that they can carry those skills throughout their lifetime.”
The Herbalife Family Foundation launched Casa Herbalife in 2005. In the past 10 years, the program has expanded to supply nutritious meals to more than 100,000 children in 50 countries on a daily basis. The company’s members also provide volunteer support to their local Casa Herbalife organizations.