MIAMI, March 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Smart for Life, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMFL) (“Smart for Life” or the “Company”), a global leader in the development, marketing and manufacturing of nutritional products and Related, announced today that it is shipping more than 100,000 meal replacement bars to help those in need in the war-torn country of Ukraine.
This first shipment of Smart for Life aid is expected to leave Miami for Poland, with its final destination kyiv, where it will be distributed to Ukrainians on the ground. Smart for Life partners with the Ukrainian Sovereignty Fund (“USF”) to coordinate the extensive logistics and on-the-ground expertise needed to deliver aid to Ukrainians.
“The devastating war in Ukraine is pushing millions of families into starvation,” said Ryan Zackon, CEO of Smart for Life. “Smart for Life is partnering with the Ukrainian Sovereignty Fund to ensure this food delivery reaches Ukrainians on the ground. Each of these meal replacement bars provides much-needed nutrition, plus is compact and lightweight so refugees and frontline Ukrainians can take them where they need them most.
The Ukraine Sovereignty Fund (USF) is a United States-based nonprofit organization focused on sourcing, coordinating, and delivering key supplies and services to those fighting for their lives on the streets from Ukraine. Working with a dedicated network of trusted suppliers, partners in Poland and coordinators in Ukraine, the Ukrainian Sovereignty Fund can identify, ship and distribute goods directly to specific areas and local organizations.
“We thank the Smart for Life team for this generous donation of aid to the Ukrainian people. Donations like this are essential to maintain the flow of products to Ukraine for those surviving and fleeing this devastating conflict,” remarked Lev Krasnopolskiy, chairman of the Ukrainian Sovereignty Fund. Matt Geller, USF Secretary, continued, “Our team has worked tirelessly to position donations from around the world in Ukrainian cities, as well as helping refugees entering Poland.
The humanitarian crisis in Ukraine needs partners from all over the world. Thanks to the Ukrainian Sovereignty Fund and their team’s in-depth knowledge of the country, they are able to leverage their operational and logistical expertise to position this food where it is needed most.
“Smart for Life is committed to the brave people of Ukraine,” said Darren Minton, President of Smart for Life. “Many survivors have lost everything and are in dire need of supplies and food. Our entire organization sends its thoughts and prayers to the people of Ukraine, and to all those on the ground putting their own lives at risk to help those in need.
Smart for Life and the Ukraine Sovereignty Fund will also help coordinate shipments for other organizations that may be interested in helping Ukraine. To learn more about the Ukraine Sovereignty Fund and what you can do to help or donate, please visit: www.ukrainesf.org.
About the Ukrainian Sovereignty Fund
The Ukraine Sovereignty Fund (USF) is a United States-based non-profit organization whose goal is to source, coordinate, and deliver key supplies and services to those fighting for their lives on city streets Ukrainians. With our extensive operational and logistical experience and our extensive local network in Ukraine, we are uniquely positioned to achieve this goal. Learn more at: www.ukrainesf.org.
About Smart for Life, Inc.
Smart for Life, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMFL) is engaged in the development, marketing, manufacturing, acquisition, operation and sale of a wide range of nutritional and related products with an emphasis on health and well-being. Structured as a global holding company, the company executes a buy-and-build strategy with serial accretive acquisitions creating a vertically integrated company with the goal of bringing together companies generating a minimum of $300 million in revenue over the next thirty-six months. To drive growth and profits, Smart for Life develops proprietary products and acquires other profitable companies, encompassing brands, manufacturing and distribution channels. The Company currently operates four subsidiaries, including Doctors Scientific Organica, Nexus Offers, Bonne Santé Natural Manufacturing and GSP Nutrition. For more information about Smart for Life, please visit: www.smartforlifecorp.com.
A video regarding the company’s manufacturing facility at Bonne Santé Natural Manufacturing is available at: www.bonnesantemanufacturing.com/video.
Investor materials and a fact sheet with additional information about Smart for Life are available at: www.smartforlifecorp.com/investor-center.
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