MET-Rx® To Launch U.S. Charitable Giving Program to Help Families in Need

Championship Met-Rx® Athletes and moms lend some muscle to Mother’s Day at kick-off of MET-Rx® Cares

In celebration of Mother’s Day, MET-Rx® championship bodybuilding athletes will team up with moms in the MET-Rx® Cares program’s first charitable food distribution event to benefit needy families from the Central Jamaica area of Queens, NY. The kick-off event will provide approximately 400 families with 1,000-gram bags of bite-size pieces of nutritious, high-protein MET-Rx® Big 100 Bars.

The New York event is the first in what will be a sustained nationwide effort to provide food donations to families in need as part of the MET-Rx® Cares program.

What: MET-Rx®, a world leading provider of high-protein sports nutrition products, will officially launch its nationwide charitable giving program, MET-Rx® Cares at a distribution event with Feed the Children and The River Fund New York, Queens’ largest food pantry, whose mobile operations have been serving the needy in the area for the past 19 years.

When: Tuesday May 7, 2013

Time: Distribution is from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Where: Rufus King Park**

9001 150th Street

Jamaica, NY 11435

**Entrance gate closest to distribution area: 150th Street & 90th Avenue. Distribution will take place at the park’s gazebo.

What is Met-Rx® Cares?

MET-Rx® Cares aims to support healthy growth and nutrition for U.S. families by providing donations of surplus MET-Rx® meal replacement bars to families across the country. MET-Rx® believes in helping people get the nutrition they need with innovative sports nutrition products; MET-Rx® Cares helps make that possible by packaging bite-size bar pieces of nutritious, high-protein MET-Rx® Big 100 Bars in 1,000 gram bags for local food pantries.

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