Lifeway Foods Responds to Nepal Earthquake by Supporting the World Food Programme, Increasing Charity Miles Sponsorship

Lifeway pledges additional $25,000 to the World Food Programme to assist in relief, humanitarian efforts

Apr 27, 2015, 17:36 ET from Lifeway Foods, Inc.

CHICAGO, April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Lifeway Foods, Inc., (NASDAQ: LWAY), the United States' leading supplier of kefir cultured dairy products, announced additional support to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to provide aid to victims of the earthquake that struck Nepal's capital city Katmandu on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

The support will be delivered via Lifeway's sponsorship of the award winning Charity Miles iPhone/Android app, which enables people to earn corporate sponsorships for charity while walking, running or biking. In addition to their existing financial pledge to Charity Miles, Lifeway will donate an additional 25¢ per mile toward the WFP's Nepal relief efforts in the sum of $25,000.

"The powerful earthquake that struck in Nepal compelled us once again to take action and support Charity Miles and the United Nations World Food Programme relief efforts," said Julie Smolyansky, Lifeway president and CEO and member of the United Nations Global Entrepreneurs Council. "The WFP is working diligently to provide support in all areas, including communications, shelter and medical attention for the thousands who are injured and even more that are now homeless. We're committed to assisting their efforts in any capacity we can."

Saturday's 7.8 magnitude earthquake was the country's worst in 80 years. The initial event, coupled with Sunday's crippling aftershocks, devastated the capital city and left much of the surround countryside in shambles. The Nepalese government has declared a state of emergency and is asking the international community for humanitarian assistance. The WFP has sent specialized emergency support teams to Nepal to provide logistic, IT, food and humanitarian support.

Participate in Lifeway's fundraiser by downloading the Charity Miles app in the iTunes App Store or through Google Play. Join others and show your support by logging every run, walk or bike trip you take with the hashtags #everymilematters and #NepalQuake.

About Lifeway Foods

Lifeway Foods ( LWAY ), recently named one of Forbes Best Small Companies, is America's leading supplier of the probiotic fermented beverage known as kefir. In addition to its line of drinkable kefir, the company also produces frozen kefir, specialty cheeses and a ProBugs line for kids. Lifeway's tart and tangy cultured dairy products are now sold across the United States, Canada, Latin America and the United Kingdom. Learn how Lifeway is good for more than just you at

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