XanGo Distributors Feed the Hungry With 2 Millionth Meal Donation

Starving children and families receive sustenance from XanGo Meal Packs

Aug 11, 2010, 09:58 ET from XanGo, LLC

LEHI, Utah, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- XanGo, LLC has reached a historic milestone with the donation of its 2 millionth meal, through the XanGo Meal Pack program, to those suffering from malnutrition and related illness. Driven by XanGo's global distributor network, the Meal Pack program has thrived since its inception nearly three years ago.

"Everyone at XanGo—from the Founders and top executives to our distributors—is passionate about the Meal Pack program and contributing to the fight against world hunger," said XanGo Founder and Chairman Aaron Garrity. "This program allows us to leverage our global network of socially conscious XanGo distributors to make a direct, positive impact on the welfare of children and families who need it most."

Managed through a partnership between XanGo and global health and disaster relief organization AmeriCares, the XanGo Meal Pack program provides meal replacement packages to malnourished and undernourished children and adults from impoverished areas across the globe.

The 2 millionth meal donation from XanGo coincides with recent shipments of XanGo Meal Packs to Malawi and to Cambodia, one of the most impoverished nations in the world with almost 40 percent of children considered chronically malnourished.

Additionally, 80,000 pounds of XanGo Meal Packs were delivered to the rural areas of El Salvador last month. Purchased by individual XanGo distributors around the globe, the Meal Packs are shipped to AmeriCares' global partners with distribution costs donated through XanGo. The Meal Packs are then used in hospitals, clinics and refugee centers. The XanGo Meal Packs provide nourishment through a high-density oat flour base containing essential fats, minerals and vitamins. Since the program launched in October 2007, meals have also been served in Kenya, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Myanmar and Haiti.  

"XanGo Meal Packs are reaching those most in need around the globe," said Randy Weiss, director of corporate relations at AmeriCares, a nonprofit global health and disaster relief organization. "Our continued partnership with XanGo helps achieve AmeriCares' goal of people living longer, healthier lives. We look forward to a continued partnership in the battle to help reduce chronic malnutrition and associated illness."

For more information about the XanGo Meal Pack program, please visit http://www.xango.com/misc/one-million-mealpacks.  

About XanGo, LLC

A leading global nutrition company, XanGo, LLC is a recognized leader in health and wellness products. Currently expanding into a wider range of botanicals, XanGo was the first company to market a premium mangosteen beverage, XanGo® Juice, to consumers worldwide. Its roster of premium, functional products now includes XANGO 3SIXTY5™, a whole food nutrition multi-vitamin, Glimpse® Topical Skin Nutrition, eleviv™ for natural, youthful vigor and Juni™ Family Care with natural, toxin-free personal care products for the entire family. XanGo is privately-owned and powered by a global network of more than 1 million independent distributors in the U.S. and more than 30 international markets such as Canada, Mexico, Japan, Germany and Malaysia. For details, visit http://www.xango.com.