Froozer Teams with Food Bank to Give Kids Healthy Snacks
- Strawbanana Bliss, a good source of vitamin C, providing 15% of the recommended daily intake in each 40-calorie serving. Ingredients are grapes, strawberries, bananas and guar/acacia (a natural source of fiber).
- Tropical Sunset is presented as an excellent source of vitamin C, providing 25% of the recommended daily consumption amount in each 35-calorie serving. Ingredients are a blend of mangoes, grapes, pineapples, bananas, and guar/acacia.
- Blue Aloha, a solid source of vitamin A (15% recommended daily value) and vitamin C (20% RDV) in each 35-calorie serving. Pineapples, grapes, bananas, blueberries, carrots and guar/acacia are the flavorful ingredients.
Boulder, Colorado-based Froozer, a provider of nutritious frozen snacks, has formed a partnership with Food Bank of the Rockies to help eradicate childhood hunger and malnutrition. The company has launched the Froozer Fuels Fund and a major initiative designed to provide healthy snacks in support of good nutrition to children in need through the Food Bank of the Rockies’ Kids Café Program. Its Million Dollar pledge will see the donation of up to $100,000 worth of product per year for the next decade.
“Our partnership will allow us to aid the organization’s efforts to provide hunger relief and ensure that at-risk kids receive healthy, natural food that is packed with the nutrition they need to grow and thrive,” said Des Hague, Froozer’s chairman and chief executive officer.
The campaign is designed specifically for children at risk of being affected by the ill effects of hunger. After-school and during the summer, Food Bank of the Rockies provides free meals to youngsters at more than 80 sites across the state. Last year, it distributed 635,709 meals through the Boys and Girls Clubs’ Kids Café program.
“We are delighted to partner with Froozer," said Kevin Seggelke, president and ceo of Food Bank of the Rockies. "Their frozen fruit and vegetable treats are a fun, kid-friendly way to ensure hungry kids eat more fruits and vegetables.”
In Colorado one in seven kids don’t know where their next meal is coming from, according to Seggelke. Research has shown that children who suffer from food insecurity have more social and behavioral problems and are more likely to experience development impairments.
Froozer products, designated the official healthy frozen fruit and vegetable snack of US Speedskating, are made with proprietary technology that maintains and fuses fibers for maximum nutrition and converts raw material into a smooth, creamy texture. The result is a highly nutritious premium treat that tastes like soft-serve frozen yogurt. Three flavors, distributed in six packs to retail stores, are in distribution: