Natures Path Sends Organic Products to Katrina Victims

We knew we had to do something, said Natures Path Founder Arran Stephens

Blaine, Wash., USA Natures Path Foods, a leading manufacturer of USDA-certified organic breakfast and snack foods, contacted the U.S. Military in order to aid victims of Hurricane Katrina. With devastating 145 mph winds, Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast on Monday, killing hundreds and leaving many thousands of people wounded, homeless and hungry.

Natures Path Foods leaders quickly acted and will begin delivering truck loads of its organic food products to Texas tomorrow with the assistance of C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. (CHRW).

When my wife and I saw the devastation brought about by Hurricane Katrina and the desperate plight of so many thousands of people, we knew we had to do something, said Arran Stephens, President and CEO of Natures Path. We thank C.H. Robinson for their generous help with logistics and hope that this donation in some small way helps those that have been so devastated by this tragedy.

The USDA-certified organic products, like all Natures Path food items, are made with real organic ingredients. They provide complex carbohydrates and fiber without any additives or preservatives. More than 100,000 boxes of products (or nearly half a million portions) will be shipped to Waco, Texas where it will be distributed by the U.S. Military.

Founded in 1985, Natures Path Foods operates its headquarters in Richmond, B.C., Canada and employs over 250 people at its four facilities in Canada and the U.S. It produces breakfast foods and snacks that are sold in specialty food stores and national retailers in North America and 30 other countries. Natures Path is also a supplier to the U.S. Military through DECA Commissaries around the world. The companys brands include: Natures Path, EnviroKidz and LifeStream. For more information, visit www.naturespath.com.

C.H. Robinson Worldwide, founded in 1905, is one of North Americas largest third party logistics companies. The $4.3 billion company has operations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe and Asia, and it employs approximately 4,800 people. CHRW operates its headquarters at 8100 Mitchell Road in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. For more information, please call (952) 937-8500 or visit www.chrobinson.com.

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