CHICAGO, Oct. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Health and wellness company fairlife, LLC joins the Snack Pak 4 Kids efforts to bring nutritional food to hungry children in the Texas Panhandle and San Antonio communities. For several years, Snack Pak 4 Kids has partnered with Southwest Dairy Farmers and Elanco to provide dairy protein in its weekly Snack Paks. With this year's addition of fairlife, LLC, the makers of fairlife ultra-filtered milk, the organization is now able to provide premium high quality dairy. The new fairlife 8 oz. shelf stable bottles will begin appearing in elementary school students' Snack Paks throughout the month of November. Students will receive a bottle of both 2% chocolate milk and 2% white milk in each Snack Pak.
"fairlife is excited to be a part of the solution Snack Pak 4 Kids has created for the local Texas community," said fairlife, LLC CEO Steve Jones. "Together with our partners, we are raising the bar not only for the dairy industry, but for children's nutrition across the country."
Snack Pak 4 Kids' priority has always been to offer high quality brand name products to the students it serves each weekend. As an organization, Snack Pak 4 Kids is focused on dignity and respect, which is demonstrated through offering the very best shelf stable nutrient-rich snacks.
Using a one-of-a-kind cold-filtration process, fairlife ultra-filtered milk concentrates the natural protein and calcium found in milk and reduces its natural sugars. Per serving, fairlife offers 13 grams of protein and half the sugar found in conventional milk, and is also lactose free. The company uses the high quality milk provided by Select Milk Producers, a co-op of American dairy families who lead the industry in their commitments to milk quality, humane animal care and environmental sustainability.
"We are thrilled to partner with our local dairy farmers to provide delicious fairlife ultra-filtered milk each weekend to the students we serve," said Snack Pak 4 Kids Founder Dyron Howell. "We're excited about what this partnership means for the students in our community, and we are grateful for the support from a top notch companies like fairlife, Southwest Dairy Farmers and Elanco."
"Southwest Dairy Farmers and its dairy producer members are pleased to once again be associated with Snack Pak 4 Kids and the valuable work it does for Texas kids," said James Hill, CEO of Southwest Dairy Farmers. "We are proud that our organization has been a partner with SP4K for the past three years and we've watched the program grow and help kids get better nutrition through dairy." Hill added, "We're pleased that the Select Milk Producers are joining with us in this worthwhile effort."
David Goode, Elanco sales representative in West Texas said, "We've been partnering with Snack Pak 4 Kids because their cause connects to our company's global fight against food insecurity. It's exciting to see our customers sign on to provide a premium source of protein for children in the program."
In addition to fairlife's inclusion in the Snack Paks, the shelf stable products will also be available through the Snack Shak program, designed by and for teenagers. Snack Shak gives middle and high school students the opportunity to select and prepare their own nutritious meals, using products available through the Snack Pak 4 Kids network, and with the help of their favorite teachers.
About fairlife, LLC
fairlife, LLC is a health and wellness dairy company that produces and markets premium-quality, value-added, great tasting milk products – from farmers who share your values – crafted into real food nutrition that provides you with the vitality you need to live a fulfilled life. fairlife, LLC's patented cold filtration process filters milk to increase natural protein and minerals and decrease lactose and sugar. In 2012, Select Milk Producers entered into a partnership with The Coca-Cola Company to form fairlife, LLC. The Coca-Cola Company is the distribution partner for the products that fairlife, LLC, creates, markets and sells. fairlife, LLC owns and operates its own state-of-the-art plant in Michigan. fairlife, LLC, produces fairlife ultra-filtered milk, a high protein, reduced sugar great-tasting milk for the whole family, Core Power, a high protein milkshake for athletes and fitness enthusiasts, and YUP!, a delicious line of flavored milks.
About Snack Pak 4 Kids
Snack Pack 4 Kids was founded in September 2010, and uses 100% of all donated funds to purchase food only. We are committed to giving a voice to hungry kids, and ending weekend hunger so kids show up to school on Monday ready to learn. Currently we provide over 7,000 weekend bags of brand new, brand name, nutritious, shelf-stable snacks to students in 42 school districts across the Texas Panhandle and South Plains. We have a franchise location in San Antonio, TX. We also serve an additional 3,000+ kids across the state of Texas through our buying cooperative. Additionally, we serve our middle and high school students through a student led, student run program called Snack Shak. For more information, please visit www.snackpak4kids.org.
Elanco provides comprehensive products and knowledge services to improve animal health and food-animal production in more than 70 countries around the world. We value innovation, both in scientific research and daily operations, and strive to cultivate a collaborative work environment for more than 6,500 employees worldwide. Together with our customers, we are committed to raising awareness about global food security, and celebrating and supporting the human-animal bond. Founded in 1954, Elanco is a division of Eli Lilly and Company. Our worldwide headquarters and research facilities are located in Greenfield, Indiana. Visit us at Elanco.com.
About Southwest Dairy Farmers
Southwest Dairy Farmers is an alliance of dairy producers from Texas, New Mexico, Kansas, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. The organization is a federally-authorized, regional Dairy Checkoff Program and uses the pooled resources of its members to promote dairy products and the dairy industry. Southwest Dairy Farmers works in alliance with Southland Dairy Farmers, a group of dairy producers in Kentucky, North Carolina, and Virginia. Southwest Dairy works to promote dairy products and the industry through local marketing, advertising, and promotion efforts. These initiatives focus on education, nutrition, and public outreach within the communities and states of the Southwest dairy producer members. Southwest Dairy Farmers is headquartered within the Southwest Dairy Museum and Education Center in Sulphur Springs, Texas. For additional information, please go to www.southwestdairyfarmers.com.
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