Chris Paul invests in healthier food options for underserved communities

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CHICAGO (NewsNation Now) — NBA All-Star Chris Paul has invested in a healthy food company, Roots Food Group, to ensure healthier food options for underserved communities.

“We are excited to have Chris Paul join the Roots Food Group family and team. He is a proven leader on and off the court and believes in Food is Medicine in his personal life and the mission of Roots Food Group,” Robert T. Jones, founder & CEO of Roots Food Group said.

Roots Food Group produces and distributes medically tailored meals and “Food Is Medicine” products prescribed by doctors as a covered benefit to treat various conditions and chronic diseases.

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“My interest in investing in Roots Food Group is to help provide access to healthy, high-quality food products to underserved communities and individuals with serious health conditions who will benefit from healthful food interventions,” Paul said.

As part of Paul’s investment, the Roots Food Foundation said it will partner with The Chris Paul Family Foundation to donate products to those “in need of healthy, unprocessed food.” The partnership will work in multiple areas of the country, including Phoenix, where Paul plays for the Suns, and in his home state of North Carolina.

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