VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Feb. 2, 2021/ CNW/ PlantX Life Inc. (the “Company” or “PlantX”) (CSE: VEGA) (Frankfurt: WNT1) (OTCQB: PLTXF) is pleased to announce its charitable partnership with After-School All-Stars, a national non-profit organization in the United States that provides free and comprehensive programs designed to keep children safe, healthy, and to help them succeed in school and in life.
After-School All-Stars serves over 80,000 students in a typical school year, including 91% youth of colour, and 82% who qualify for the Federal Free or Reduced Lunch Program. After-School All-Stars participants live in communities hit hardest by COVID-19 and those most affected by systemic racism. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 35 million people, including 10 million children struggled with food insecurity in the United States. As a result of the pandemic, the amount of people effected increased to 50 million people, including 17 million children. Despite the challenges posed by COVID-19, After-School All-Stars has continued to provide youth the opportunities to learn from caring mentors, experience positive outlets to address social-emotional needs, and participate in virtual experiences where youth share their voices, hone creative skills, and emerge as the next generation of leaders and advocates. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the organization has also served over 550,000 meals, completed thousands of community wellness checks on families, and continued to provide virtual, hybrid and in-person programming to students across the United States.
The partnership with After-School All-Stars is aligned with PlantX’s vision to make a difference and support communities in living healthier lives. PlantX will aim to facilitate donations to the organization to support students and their families during the pandemic and beyond. PlantX customers are now able to donate to After-School All-Stars before they submit their online payment on the Company’s U.S. and Canadian e-commerce platforms, www.PlantX.com & www.PlantX.ca.
“At PlantX, it is part of our mission and values to improve the world and invest in the next generation,” said Sean Dollinger, PlantX founder. “In these unprecedented times and beyond, we are proud of supporting After-School All-Stars and the students it serves to live better lives. We are committed to giving back in the best ways we can and contribute to the wellbeing of the communities that surround us.”
PlantX will be hosting an event in collaboration with Above Food Inc., a plant-based protein company, to deliver plant-based pizza kits to participating After-School All-Stars youth. The meal-kit delivery will be complemented by offering a live cooking class that will teach participants and their families how to cook plant-based pizza.
About PlantX Life Inc.
As the digital face of the plant-based community, PlantX’s platform is the one-stop-shop for everything plant-based. With its fast growing category verticals, the Company offers customers across North America more than 10,000 plant-based products. In addition to offering meal and indoor plant deliveries, the Company currently has plans underway to expand its product lines to include cosmetics, clothing, and its own water brand — but the business is not limited to an e-commerce platform. The Company uses its digital platform to build a community of like-minded consumers, and most importantly, provide education. Its successful enterprise is being built and fortified on partnerships with top nutritionists, chefs and brands. The Company eliminates the barriers to entry for anyone interested in living a plant-based lifestyle, and thriving in a longer, healthier and happier life.
About After-School All-Stars
Founded in 1993 by Arnold Schwarzenegger, After-School All-Stars is a leading non-profit organization that provides school-based, free, comprehensive after-school programs. The programs are strategically placed across the United States in under-resourced communities to keep children safe and help them succeed in school and in life. Every school day, students have access to free programs that allow them to increase academic readiness, explore career opportunities, develop regular health and wellness habits practice visual and performing arts, and build STEM skills.
For more information, visit: www.afterschoolallstars.org.
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