Pittsburgh, PA--GNC Holdings announcced that itsGNC Live Well Foundationteamed up with Operation Homefront to support military families as the kids head back to school. More than 600 GNC associates from the global headquarters location collected new school supplies, and the two organizations filled more than 300 backpacks for military students as a part of Operation Homefront’s annual Back-to-School Brigadeprogram.

“The GNC Live Well Foundation is committed to supporting our communities, including through education,” John Learish, SVP of marketing at GNC and GNC Live Well Foundation Board Member, said in a press release. “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.”

Operation Homefront senior regional director Pete Stinson added, “Operation Homefront is proud to partner with the GNC Live Well Foundation to serve America’s military families. 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.”
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During this year's campaign, according to the release, Operation Homefront will surpass 375,000 backpacks donated, which saves military families more than $40 million in back-to-school expenses.