NORMAN — The Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF), a 501 C(3) nonprofit corporation dedicated to improving children’s lives by helping organizations provide healthy nutrition to vulnerable children, announced recently a $25,000 donation to The Center for Children and Families, a nonprofit organization committed to helping vulnerable children in Oklahoma.
In 2013, the Herbalife Family Foundation provided approximately $360,000 in funding and assistance to its 13 Casa Herbalife programs across the United States, bringing nutrition to more than 3,100 children in the U.S.
“Since 1969, we have partnered with schools, neighborhoods, donors, public agencies and families to offer programs that help Oklahomans struggling with a range of life situations,” said Erin Barnhart, CCFI mission advancement director. “Thanks to the Herbalife Family Foundation, we are confident that our efforts to give children of all walks of life better access to healthy nutrition will be bolstered through this donation.”
The donation was announced at anevent featuring Cleveland County State Reps. Scott Martin and Bobby Cleveland,Cleveland County Commissioner Rod Cleveland, Norman children from Wilson Elementary School and executives from HFF and CCFI.
The donation will support CCFI’s efforts to improve the lives of children in Cleveland County and surrounding communities.
Specifically, the funds will go toward renovating and enhancing the kitchen and dining area that sits adjacent to the Youth and Family Center. Once completed, the kitchen will be used throughout the week and serve more than 1,800 children and parents each year.
The gift also will allow CCFI to expand its existing partnership with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.
“I commend and salute the efforts and investment Herbalife is making in bringing the opportunity for good nutrition to the children of Oklahoma. It is critical our children are given access to healthy eating options for their long-term health and that of our entire community,” said Rep. Jon Echols, R-Cleveland County.
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