Learn about the values that started our company and why fairlife ultra-filtered milk belongs on your table.
FAIRLIFE ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH GROWING POWER CHICAGO
CHICAGO, IL – September 7, 2017 – Health and wellness company fairlife, LLC, is proud to announce a sponsorship and working relationship with Growing Power, a national nonprofit aiming to provide equal access to – and education about – healthy, more nutritious food choices. fairlife’s sponsorship will help support elements of Growing Power’s youth program and mobile food markets, including the donation of fairlife Ultra-Filtered Milk.
As part of the partnership, fairlife brought 60 students to its flagship dairy Fair Oaks Farms in Indiana, to give the participants a first-hand look at a modern dairy farm in action. For Growing Power, this field trip adds to the already robust curriculum that summer participants benefit from, all of which is aimed at helping at-risk youth in the Chicago area not only better understand where their food comes from, but to learn how to grow and produce it themselves.
“We are delighted that fairlife is supporting our efforts here in Chicago,” said Erika Allen of Growing Power Chicago. “This partnership supports our efforts to connect more community members with nutritious foods and gives our students exposure to careers in Dairy Sciences during their field trip to Fair Oaks, they learned how the ecosystem at a large Dairy farm works. The 60 teens were thrilled to have this opportunity to learn and really experience everything first-hand.”
As an additional element of the relationship, employees from fairlife’s Chicago headquarters volunteered at one of the Growing Power urban farm locations to weed, shovel compost, and help build a greenhouse.
“As parents, we started fairlife with nutrition in mind, and we’re passionate about the ability for everyone to have access to healthy food,” said Sue McCloskey, fairlife co-founder. “We’re excited to partner with Growing Power to help them continue their mission of educating communities about nutrition and showing students where their food comes from. A program like Growing Power can make a huge difference in our collective journey towards food equality, so we’re proud to team up with them and learn from them. ”
The partnership will continue with the donation of fairlife Ultra-Filtered Milk to Growing Power’s Fresh Moves Mobile Markets. This collaboration will make the superior nutrition of fairlife a part of the fresh and healthy foods made available to underserved Chicago communities through the mobile markets.
To learn more about fairlife, its products, and mission, please visit fairlife.com, and to be involved with the work Growing Power is doing, or to attend one of their workshops, visit: www.growingpower.org
About fairlife, LLC
fairlife, LLC is a health and wellness dairy company that produces and markets premium-quality, value-added, great tasting milk products – from farmers who share your values – crafted into real food nutrition that provides you with the vitality you need to live a fulfilled life. fairlife, LLC’s patented cold filtration process filters milk to increase natural protein and minerals and decrease lactose and sugar. In 2012, Select Milk Producers entered into a partnership with The Coca-Cola Company to form fairlife, LLC. The Coca-Cola Company is the distribution partner for the products that fairlife, LLC, creates, market and sells. fairlife, LLC owns and operates its own state-of-the-art plant in Michigan. fairlife, LLC, produces fairlife ultra-filtered milk, a high protein, reduced sugar great-tasting milk for the whole family; Core Power, a high protein milkshake for athletes and fitness enthusiasts; fairlife Superkids, a DHA Omega-3 rich milk for growing minds and bodies; fairlife Smart Milkshakes, a treat with protein, antioxidants and fiber; and YUP!, a delicious line of flavored milks.
About Growing Power
Growing Power is a nonprofit organization and land trust that was established in Milwaukee, WI in 1996. This national organization is headquartered in Milwaukee’s inner city and is the home of the city’s last remaining farm. Organization founder and CEO, Will Allen, designed a program that offered teens an opportunity to renovate the greenhouses to grow food for their community. What started as a simple partnership to change the landscape of the north side of Milwaukee has blossomed into a national and global commitment to sustainable food systems. Thousands visit Growing Power each year to see first hand how local food centers can transform a community.
In 2002, Growing Power established the Chicago Office, to begin to partner and establish innovative models for community food systems that partner organizations locally and nationally could learn from. The Chicago projects serve as active demonstrations with the ability to change perceptions and policy regarding the viability of land tenure for food production and a means to address food insecurity, urban ecology and community development. The Chicago Office now farms on over twelve (12) acres of City land through eight (8) established urban agriculture projects that have received national recognition and exemplify the mission of the organization.