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Hain Celestial Celebrates Feeding the Big Apple With the New York Mets

Friday, June 22, 2012

Hain Celestial Celebrates Feeding the Big Apple With the New York Mets11:35 EDT Friday, June 22, 2012MELVILLE, N.Y., June 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:  HAIN), a leading natural and organic products company providing consumers with A Healthy Way of Life?, today announced its increased efforts to combat hunger during the iconic start of the Subway Series, with the New York Mets playing the New York Yankees, on Friday, June 22nd at Citi Field.  (Logo: )Since the beginning of the baseball season, Food Drive Fridays have been an integral part of Feeding the Big Apple presented by Hain Celestial, a season-long hunger relief initiative with the New York Mets.  Hain Celestial has made product donations to City Harvest and Island Harvest from its natural and organic product offerings including the Earth's Best®, Health Valley®, MaraNatha®, Imagine®, Rice Dream®, Terra® Chips, Garden of Eatin'® and Sensible Portions® brands.  At this week's event, representatives from Hain Celestial will contribute 400 cases of Earth's Best Baby Food, Terra Chips and Sensible Portions Veggie Straws products to City Harvest and Island Harvest on a Terra Chips brand truck.  To encourage fan participation, coupons for an assortment of Hain Celestial products will be given to fans who donate to Food Drive Friday, today.    "We are pleased to partner with the New York Mets by bringing healthy eating to Citi Field by serving Sensible Portions Veggie Straws, Terra Chips and Yves Veggie Cuisine® Meatless Hot Dogs and Burgers at concession stands throughout Citi Field.  We are also excited to serve the community in leading the fan donations to City Harvest and Island Harvest by feeding families healthful food and encouraging healthy exercise during the Subway Series," said Irwin D. Simon, Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hain Celestial.  Food Drive Fridays continues throughout the season at every Friday Mets home game at Citi Field.  Fans can donate canned or dry food at the City Harvest or Island Harvest truck on Mets Plaza near the Shea Home Run Apple.  Visit for more information about Food Drive Fridays for what fans can do to help the hunger relief initiative. The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. The Hain Celestial Group (NASDAQ: HAIN), headquartered in Melville, NY, is a leading natural and organic products company in North America and Europe. Hain Celestial participates in many natural categories with well-known brands that include Celestial Seasonings®, Earth's Best®, Terra®, Garden of Eatin'®, Sensible Portions®, Health Valley®, Arrowhead Mills®, MaraNatha®, SunSpire®, DeBoles®, Gluten Free Cafe?, Hain Pure Foods®, Hollywood®, Spectrum Naturals®, Spectrum Essentials®, Walnut Acres Organic®, Imagine®, Almond Dream®, Rice Dream®, Soy Dream®, WestSoy®, The Greek Gods®, Ethnic Gourmet®, Yves Veggie Cuisine®, Europe's Best®, Cully & Sully®, New Covent Garden Soup Co.®, Johnson's Juice Co.®, Farmhouse Fare®, Linda McCartney®, Daily Bread?, Lima®, Danival®, GG UniqueFiber®, Grains Noirs®, Natumi®, JASON®, Zia® Natural Skincare, Avalon Organics®, Alba Botanica®, Queen Helene®, Earth's Best TenderCare® and Martha Stewart Clean?.  Hain Celestial has been providing "A Healthy Way of Life?" since 1993.  For more information, visit The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.For further information: Mary Anthes, The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., +1-631-730-2200