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GOFoods Foundation, Academy Award Nominees and Hollywood Stars Talk Charitable Giving at GBK Productions Oscars Event

February 26, 2012

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. and SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — GOFoods Global, the nation’s category creator in premium-quality food reserves and shelf-life nutrition, announced the official launch of the GOFoods Foundation this weekend at the GBK Luxury Gift Lounge in honor of the 84th Annual Academy Awards. As part of the company’s donation of 120 grab-and-go survival backpacks (valued at $250 each) to the event’s complete charity gift bag, celebrities received a product credit towards additional GOFoods products towards their own charitable initiatives, or they can elect to donate their credit directly to the GOFoods Foundation and give 100 meals directly to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.

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Several celebrities expressed comments while being introduced to the GOFoods Foundation. Melissa McCarthy, “Bridesmaids” Academy Award nominee for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, said that charitable food initiatives were near and dear to her heart, and Lauren Cohan, actress from the new hit TV series, “The Walking Dead,” shared that she understood that food storage meant that “in the zombie apocalypse you actually have something to eat.” Kristi Lauren, from the TV series “I Hate My Teenage Daughter,” said she especially appreciated the GoFoods Foundation Los Angeles Regional Food Bank initiative, giving her “goosebumps.”

GOFoods has not only partnered with GBK and celebrities but also national and local press, many of whom will donate thousands and thousands of meals to those in need living in Los Angeles area.

“As an invited guest at the GBK Gift Lounge, GOFoods has made some lifetime connections with the national press and celebrities at the Oscars weekend to grow the mission and vision to Feed and Prosper the World with our give back foundation [GOFoods Foundation],” explained Brad Stewart. “We will touch millions one meal at a time. Hundreds of stars, the press, and celebrities will be eating our food. They value the universal reach of our products and our clean ingredient standard. Vegetarian, Kosher, non-GMO, no preservatives–our products are for everyone and are a quick delicious meal that focuses on nutrition and health.”

The GOFoods donation of its Grab-and-Go Gourmet survival backpack is full of natural, easy-to-prepare nutritious meals and beverages; just by adding water, these products make a wonderful and healthy family meal or a meal for someone in need now or in 25 years. Meals include some of GOFoods most popular food items: Creamy Tuscan Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Au Gratin Potatoes, Southwestern Tortilla Soup, and Chicken Cheddar Rice. The backpack also contains one blue GOFoods water bottle, two 14-stickpack boxes of the company’s on-the-go beverages Kona Joe Coffee and Orange Passion Green Tea Extract, and one 14-stick box of GOFoods’ direct to-the-mouth sustainable energy product.

About GOFoods Global:
GOFoods’ mission is to feed and prosper the world by serving, saving and sharing relevant, easy-to-prepare meals and beverages for on-the-go-lifestyles that encourage people to eat nutritiously and spend time together, while enjoying natural mouth-watering meals that taste as good today as they will in 25 years. Founded by nationally known and 30-year-food-reserve veterans Steve Shenk and Barbara Rossberg, the Utah company provides natural, cleaner ingredients that change the way people look at extended shelf-life and daily use food in the twenty-first century. Learn more at http://www.gofoodsglobal.com.

About the GOFoods Foundation:
To fulfill the GOFoods mission to feed and prosper the world, the GOFoods Foundation partners with charities located around the country and donates food towards the areas of greatest need. To learn more visit http://www.gofoodsfoundation.org.

About the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank:
The mission of the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is to mobilize resources to fight hunger in Los Angeles County. To fulfill their mission, they source and acquire food and other products and distribute to children and adults at risk for hunger through charitable agencies or directly through programs; they energize the community to get involved and support hunger relief; and they conduct hunger education and awareness campaigns and advocate for public policies that alleviate hunger. Their vision is that no one goes hungry in Los Angeles County. To support the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank in honor of the 84th Annual Academy Awards nominees, please volunteer or donate to www.lafoodbank.org.

About GBK Productions:
GBK Productions is a Special Events and Fundraising company that is dedicated to giving high quality, tailor-made service to its individual clients. GBK Productions is well known for integrating the entertainment and non-profit industries to create unique and memorable high-profile national and international events that maximize its clients fundraising efforts. For more information please contact Jolie Jankowitz at Jolie(at)gbkproductions(dot)com and http://www.gbkproductions.com.

About the Academy Awards:
The 84th Academy Awards (informally known as the Oscars) is one of the most prominent award ceremonies in the world and is televised live from the Kodak Theatre to more than 52 million viewers in more than 200 countries annually. http://oscar.go.com.

Erin Hallmark

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