BUSINESS BRIEF: GNC Live Well Foundation & Operation Homefront Provide School Supplies To Military Families

PITTSBURGH, PA — Below is a press release from GNC, which as a location in Wilmington at 250 Main Street:

GNC Holdings Inc., a leading global health and wellness brand, recently announced its GNC Live Well Foundation partnered with Operation Homefront to support military families for the upcoming school year. Together, the two organizations collected and filled more than 300 backpacks with new school supplies for military students as a part of Operation Homefront’s annual Back-to-School Brigade program.

“The GNC Live Well Foundation is committed to supporting our communities, including through education,” said John Learish, SVP of Marketing at GNC and GNC Live Well Foundation Board Member. “Our GNC associates are thrilled to support Operation Homefront’s Back-to-School Brigade program and to give back to military families, helping equip these students for success in the upcoming school year.”

This year, more than 600 GNC associates from the global headquarters location collected supplies for Operation Homefront’s Back-to-School Brigade. Since 2008, Operation Homefront’s Back-to-School Brigade® has provided more than 350,000 backpacks to military families nationwide. During this year’s campaign, Operation Homefront will surpass 375,000 backpacks donated, saving military families more than $40 million in back to school expenses.

“Operation Homefront is proud to partner with the GNC Live Well Foundation to serve America’s military families,” said Pete Stinson, Senior Regional Director at Operation Homefront. “Often, back-to-school supplies can be a financial burden on the parents ahead of the school year and we appreciate the GNC associates’ for dedicating their time and effort to collect backpacks and school supplies for these families.”

To learn more about the GNC Live Well Foundation please visit To learn more about the Operation Homefront please visit

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