CARSON, Calif. (Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014) – The Herbalife Family Foundation and LA Galaxy Foundation partnered with non-profit youth center, A Place Called Home, to distribute and serve Thanksgiving dinner to families in the Los Angeles community this morning. LA Galaxy President Chris Klein and players Jaime Penedo, Jose Villarreal, Oscar Sorto, Tommy Meyer, James Riley and Brian Rowe were all on hand to help distribute the meals to families in need living in South Central Los Angeles.
“We are grateful to have the opportunity to give back this holiday season through our partnership with Herbalife and A Place Called Home,” said LA Galaxy President Chris Klein. “The LA Galaxy Foundation is committed to serving the Los Angeles community and we are honored to be providing Thanksgiving meals for those in need.”
LA Galaxy arrived in the early morning at A Place Called Home to distribute food and turkeys to families planning on cooking their meal at home. Over 1,000 local members of the community were served dinner.
“We're grateful to Herbalife for introducing us to A Place Called Home," said Community Relations and LA Galaxy Foundation Manager Lauren Nowinski. "We look forward to continuing to grow this partnership."
The Galaxy return to training this Thursday in preparation for the second leg of the Western Conference Championship at CenturyLink against Seattle Sounders FC this Sunday, Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. PT live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes.
LA GALAXY FOUNDATION (LAGF)
The LA Galaxy Foundation (LAGF), the 501c(3) organization associated with the LA Galaxy, is dedicated to assisting the community in which the team lives, works, and plays. LA Galaxy players, coaches, alumni and staff spend countless hours giving back to the community at local schools, hospitals, fields, and events. The LAGF continually strives to aid organizations that meet its mission of supporting and creating education, health, and soccer-related activities and programs for youth in the greater Los Angeles area.
HERBALIFE FAMILY FOUNDATION (HFF)
The Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) is a 501c(3), non-profit corporation dedicated to improving lives by helping organizations provide healthy nutrition to vulnerable children. HFF supports more than 100 Casa Herbalife programs globally and serves the daily nutritional needs of more than 120,000 children around the world through annual grants to NGOs and charities that care for vulnerable children.
A PLACE CALLED HOME (APCH)
A Place Called Home (APCH) is a safe haven in South Los Angeles where underserved youth are empowered to take ownership of the quality and direction of their lives through programs in education, arts and well-being and are inspired to make a meaningful difference in their communities and the world. Core programs work in conjunction with one another to support APCH members in avoiding destructive behaviors by developing life skills and providing motivation to overcome adversity, make healthy productive choices and take advantage of the opportunities which lie before them. For further information, please visit www.apch.org.