Laila Ali visits the Boys & Girls Club of San Fernando Valley!
Uncle Ben's, the number one rice has teamed with celebrity health and fitness expert Laila Ali to highlight a new multi-year partnership with Kids Cafe program of America's Second Harvest. Over the next four years, Uncle Ben's will donate $1 million to open additional Kids Cafe locations around the country and provide free meals and snacks to low-income children.
To kick-off the partnership, Ali, daughter of the legendary boxer Muhammed Ali and a champion of healthy eating and physical activity, joined Uncle Ben's associates today at the Boys & Girls Club of San Fernando Valley Kids Cafe location to cook for and serve food to the 50 children who regularly use the facility.
"When I heard that nearly 12 million children in the United States are hungry or at risk of going hungry, I knew this was a cause that needed attention," said Ali. "Kids Cafe locations not only allow children a chance to get a hot meal, they also are places where they can build friendships and learn about living a healthy lifestyle. It's wonderful that Uncle Ben's has committed to opening more locations to help even more kids."
Laila Ali serves delicious meals to members LeRoy Chase, President & CEO of the
Boys & Girls Club poses with Laila Ali