Jamba Juice(R) and the National Gardening Association to Announce their 2012 Community and Youth Gardening Grantees
Apr 25, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Jamba Juice Company (NASDAQ: JMBA):
Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 10:00a.m. to 11:30a.m. ET
James D. White, Chairman & CEO, Jamba Juice Company
Mike Metallo, President & CEO, National Gardening Association (NGA)
Ashley Robinson, Center, Washington Mystics
Rebecca Lemos & Lola Bloom, City Blossoms' Girard Children's Community Garden (D.C.)
Pharis Owens, DC Scores at Thomson Elementary (D.C.)
Nancy Hooff, Urban Village Community Center Association (D.C.)
In addition, more than 50 D.C. public school students, community stakeholders, seniors, and D.C. government officials.
City Blossoms Girard Children's Community Garden
1480 Girard Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Jamba Juice Company Chairman & CEO, James D. White and National Gardening Association (NGA) President & CEO, Mike Metallo will formally announce the 20 successful applicants of Jamba's "It's All About Fruits and Veggies" gardening grant program. More than 800 groups submitted applications from across the nation. Three of the grantees are based in Washington, D.C. and will be in attendance. This is the third year of the community gardening grant program. To date, Jamba(R) has given away more than $30,000 to school and community gardening programs whose focus is on teaching young people about the benefits of fresh fruits & vegetables. The grant program is part of Jamba's corporate social responsibility platform and is designed to combat childhood obesity and promote healthy diets and wellness, in both youth and adults.
In addition to the announcement guests will also be invited to join DCPS students, executives, and political leaders, planting fruits and veggies in City Blossoms' Girard Children's Community Garden.
For Jamba Juice Company
Janice Duis, Communications
About Jamba Juice Company
Founded in 1990, Jamba Juice Company (NASDAQ: JMBA) is a leading restaurant retailer of better-for-you, specialty beverage and food offerings, which include great tasting, whole fruit smoothies, fresh squeezed juices and juice blends, hot coffee and teas, slow cooked hot oatmeal made with organic steel cut oats, Fit'n Fruitful(TM) smoothies with Weight Burner Boost(TM), Fruit and Veggie smoothies, Whirl'ns(TM) Frozen Yogurt, breakfast wraps, sandwiches and mini-wraps, California Flatbreads(TM) and a variety of baked goods and snacks. Jamba-branded products for at-home enjoyment are also available through select retailers across the nation and in Jamba outlets. Jamba Juice Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Jamba, Inc., a holding company that owns and franchises Jamba Juice stores on a global basis. As of January 3, 2012, there were 769 store locations globally, consisting of 307 Company-owned and operated stores and 443 franchise-operated stores in the United States and 19 international stores. Jamba is a proud sponsor of "Team Up for a Healthy America" in the fight against childhood obesity and encourages fans to join the Team Up community of celebrities, athletes and other leaders committed to getting kids active and involved at www.myhealthpledge.com. Fans of Jamba Juice can find out more about Jamba Juice's locations as well as specific offerings and promotions by visiting the Jamba Juice website at www.JambaJuice.com or by contacting Jamba's Guest Services team at 1-866-4R-FRUIT (473-7848).
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