Photo: USANA Founder Dr. Myron Wentz (left) with CHF Founder David Phillips.
The man who founded USANA Health Sciences nearly 25 years ago, Dr. Myron Wentz, recently became the first ever to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Children’s Hunger Fund.
Wentz is a longtime friend and supporter of the charity, which distributes food to children and families in need. At distribution centers in Dallas, Chicago, San Antonio, and Los Angeles, CHF volunteers pack bulk food into 20-pound boxes known as Food Paks, which are then distributed around the world.
Over the years CHF also has branched into disaster relief, orphan care, farming and other areas of need. USANA’s Wentz has funded a number of such projects, including Cargo of Hope, a feeding program that has supplied 11.7 million meals; Beds for Ukraine Orphans, which built and outfitted 2,400 beds; and Wentz Medical Centers in Uganda, Cambodia and Malawi. Two more centers are in development.
In addition to personal contributions made by Wentz, the USANA True Health Foundation has donated more than $21.3 million in cash and nutritional supplements to CHF.
“Honoring Dr. Wentz with this award is just a small reflection of our gratitude for the unwavering support he has provided to us over the past 15 years,” said Dave Phillips, Founder and President of CHF. “The work he has helped us accomplish, and the lives we’ve been able to improve around the world, is unmeasurable and we couldn’t be more grateful for his generosity.”
The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Wentz during CHF’s 25th anniversary celebration, held Sept. 24 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California.