LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Thousands of people affected by Hurricane Sandy will receive a nutritious treat on their Thanksgiving tables tomorrow thanks to a contribution by ViSalus, a company known for its mission of Life, Health and Prosperity. Through the Vi-Community Challenge, the company donated 2,100 Vi-Shape® Nutritional Shake Mix pouches – the equivalent of 63,000 meals – and 7,100 Nutra-Cookies™ to those affected by Hurricane Sandy in three communities in New York and New Jersey.
"As so many of us sit down to a traditional Thanksgiving meal, we want to remember those families that have been impacted by Hurricane Sandy," said Ryan Blair, ViSalus Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer. "I am proud of our Promoter community that went above and beyond to help us identify and deliver nutritious shakes and cookies to the families who need our help most. Promoters from across the country jumped in to help, and their generosity helped us provide nutritious products to those individuals who were affected by the storm."
Grace Bible Fellowship in Keyport, NJ was one of 13 recipients that benefitted from the ViSalus donations. The fellowship received 504 Vi-Shape® Nutritional Shake Mix pouches – the equivalent of 15,120 meals – and 1,350 Nutra-Cookies.
"Providing nutritional and portable meal options like ViSalus Shakes and Nutra-Cookies to the families who have been directly impacted by Sandy is so important at this time," shared Pastor Dave DeRonde, of the Grace Bible Fellowship. "ViSalus understands that families need to have access to healthy and nutritious food that tastes good regardless of their circumstances and our members are incredibly grateful to have substantive meals during this tough time."
Learn more about ViSalus at www.visalus.com and www.bodybyvi.com.
Founded in 2005 with headquarters in Los Angeles, CA and Troy, MI, ViSalus™ is the company behind the Body by VI ™ Challenge, a 90-day health transformation platform. ViSalus champions personal victories and entrepreneurship through a social marketing model, premium products, and support community. ViSalus™ is majority-owned by Blyth, Inc. (NYSE: BTH).
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