The Herbalife Family Foundation Gives Five-Year Grant to Los Angeles Charity for New Healthy Eating Program; First Casa Herbalife Serves as Model for Global Expansion of Program

LOS ANGELES--()--March 16, 2005--The Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF), a non-profit committed to helping children at risk, will launch its new Casa Herbalife program in the U.S. with a five-year $300,000 grant to A Place Called Home (APCH), a youth center for at-risk youth in South Central Los Angeles. Casa Herbalife, a good-nutrition program for kids, will provide healthy meals including lunch, dinner and a snack to the children everyday between the hours of 11 am and 7 pm at the 11-year-old safe haven.

At the dedication event on Thursday, March 17th at 1:30 pm, Herbalife CEO Michael O. Johnson will present a check to APCH Board of Directors Chairman Robert Israel. A Place Called Home is located at 2830 South Central Avenue, Los Angeles, 90011.

The collaboration with APCH is among the first of several Casa Herbalife programs that the HFF plans to launch around the world in the upcoming year to be sure children are being fed healthy and nutritious meals. HFF will partner with existing charities serving children. This new children's nutrition program is modeled after Casa de Herbalife, an orphanage the HFF built in Brazil in 1998.

"Herbalife is committed to bringing a positive change to people's lives through good nutrition and Casa Herbalife lets us help the kids who need it most," said Michael O. Johnson, Herbalife CEO.

A Place Called Home is a non-profit youth center whose mission is to provide at-risk youth a secure, positive family environment where they can regain hope and belief, earn trust and self-respect, and learn skills to lead a productive life free of the gangs, drugs and poverty that surround them. APCH helps inner-city, multi-ethnic youth 8-20 years old to find their dreams and lead more self-reliant lives.

Since 1994, the HFF has donated more than $6 million to help children in need in more than 25 countries by offering support in overcoming life's most basic challenges, from escaping poverty, hunger and abuse to receiving adequate medical care and education. The HFF is a non-profit organization supported by Herbalife International, Inc., and its independent distributors and employees to help children at risk around the world.

(HLFP)

Contacts

Herbalife Family Foundation
George Fischer, 310-410-9600 x32649
or
A Place Called Home
Sandra Bailey, 323-232-7653

Contacts

Herbalife Family Foundation
George Fischer, 310-410-9600 x32649
or
A Place Called Home
Sandra Bailey, 323-232-7653