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For Immediate Release
Covenant House California Partners with KUTOA Health Bars
to Spread the Health to Youth in Need
Covenant House California and KUTOA provide nutritional supplies and education to homeless youth
San Francisco/Los Angeles, March 8, 2012 — Covenant House California (CHC), which helps homeless and at-risk youth, and KUTOA, a company dedicated to creating healthy products and giving back to the community, have joined together to help at-risk teens with their critical nutritional needs.
“The trauma of living on the streets reaches beyond the physical for all of the youth who come to Covenant House California. Homeless kids need immediate help with food, shelter and medical and psychiatric care,” says Melanie Merians, chief development and communications officer for CHC. “But once the kids are safe, we want them to lead happy lives as well as understand the value of keeping both their bodies and minds healthy. This is why the KUTOA partnership is so important for us.”
KUTOA, which debuted its first line of health bar products in October 2011, will supply a large amount of wrapped, non-perishable, all-natural health bars to CHC to help feed hungry youth living on the streets of Los Angeles and Oakland, California as well as those at the CHC campuses.
“Without your health, you have nothing,” says Joey Grassia, KUTOA founder and CEO. “Our health bars are a balanced meal and based from whole, non-processed fruit and nuts – the bars are composed completely of all-natural ingredients. We are deeply inspired by the work of Covenant House California and hope our bars will help these youths to become healthy, contributive members of their community.”
Almost every night, CHC’s Outreach program drives a van through the streets of Los Angeles and the Bay Area to find homeless youth and offer them food, blankets and care. Now, KUTOA will now be an important part of that effort.
In addition, during the month of March, for every KUTOA bar that is sold, another bar will be donated to Covenant House California. KUTOA and CHC will use the KUTOA bars as a jumping off point to teach the youths about health and nutrition. “The kids in our program need to understand the importance of eating good, whole food,” says Merians.
KUTOA Health Bars are 100% natural and are crafted from organic oats, fresh Michigan cherries and blueberries, and raw San Joaquin Valley nuts. The bars are sweet and delicious and come in three varieties: Blueberry Almond, Cherry Cashew and Raisin Peanut.
About Covenant House California:
Covenant House California (“CHC”) is a non-profit agency that saves the lives of at-risk and homeless youth. With campuses in Los Angeles and the Bay Area, CHC offers comprehensive services including crisis shelter, wholesome meals, street outreach, transitional housing, counseling, healthcare, job and life skills training, arts enrichment, mentoring and academic preparation. Since 1988, CHC has impacted the lives of more than 160,000 homeless youth. More than 80 percent of CHC’s funding comes from private donations. For more information about CHC visit their website: www.CovenantHouseCalifornia.org. You can also follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/covenanthousecalifornia or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/covenanthouseca.
An estimated 12,000-15,000 young people between the ages of 18 and 21 are living on the streets
of California. Many of these homeless and runaway teens have aged out of the foster care system and are left to fend for themselves. Many are victims of physical or sexual abuse and are
desperate to escape gang membership or a life of prostitution.
KUTOA was founded with the mission to empower change by spreading the most fundamental need for happiness and prosperity – our health. To that end, we have consciously handcrafted delicious health bars that not only allow you to live well, but also enable you to empower change around the world – bars that are both good for you and good for the world.
Our 100% natural health bars are crafted from organic oats, fresh fruit and nuts – never with any preservatives, additives or artificial ingredients. We believe that eating an all-natural diet is the key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and we have gone through great lengths to ensure that all our ingredients adhere to the highest nutritional standards.
Our delicious all-natural bars are only half of the equation. When you purchase a KUTOA Health Bar, you are not only making a health conscious decision in your own life, you are also giving health to a child in need. The health you give this child will empower them to live a healthy life, go to school, and become a contributing member of their community.
For more information about KUTOA bars: www.kutoa.com. Follow KUTOA on Facebook www.facebook.com/kutoabars and on Twitter www.twitter.com/kutoabars.