Aurora, IL (September 23, 2005) – Optimum Nutrition, Inc. established a Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund, and each dollar donated by employees was matched by the company to help contribute to the provision of shelter, food, counseling, and other assistance to those in need.
“Our hearts go out to the victims of the Gulf Coast who were tragically affected by the hurricane; and we, at Optimum Nutrition, Inc., feel obligated as citizens of this country to do what we can to help these people rebuild their lives,” commented Jen Larimer, Director of Administration at Optimum Nutrition.
The more than $4,000 raised by Optimum Nutrition was donated directly to the American Red Cross Hurricane 2005 Relief fund. In addition, the combined monetary donation was supplemented with product donations including a semi-truckload of nutrition bars, protein bites, and bottled beverages, which were pledged to America’s Second Harvest.
America’s Second Harvest – The Nation’s Food Bank Network is the largest domestic hunger-relief organization in the United States. The organization, whose mission is to create a hunger-free America, distributes nearly two billion pounds of foods and grocery products to all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit www.secondharvest.org.
In January 2005, Optimum Nutrition and its employees gathered more than $3,000 for the American Red Cross International Relief Agency in response to the tsunami that rattled South Asia in December 2004.
Founded in 1987, Optimum Nutrition (ON) is a leading developer and manufacturer of premium nutritional supplements. ON owns and operates five state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and strategically located distribution centers across the U.S. Learn more at www.optimumnutrition.com.