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REYNOLDS DONATES 75,000 THANKSGIVING MEALS TO SENIOR CITIZENS

 REYNOLDS DONATES 75,000 THANKSGIVING MEALS TO SENIOR CITIZENS
 RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of National Congregate and Meals on Wheels Week, Reynolds Metals Company (NYSE: RLM) today announced that more than 8,000 grocery stores nationwide will participate in a special Thanksgiving holiday meal delivery promotion sponsored by the company in cooperation with the National Association of Meal Programs (NAMP).
 The Reynolds/NAMP partnership will make possible almost one in 10 of the Thanksgiving dinners served to homebound senior citizens by Meals on Wheels programs in the United States this year.
 Reynolds is donating 5 cents per product purchased, up to the equivalent of 75,000 meals, to Meals on Wheels when consumers purchase any one of eight Reynolds brand products during the two weeks before Thanksgiving 1992.
 A simultaneous trade program enables grocery retailers that display at least three Reynolds brands to have a donation made in their name to a Meals on Wheels organization in their community.
 "We are proud to be associated with the meal program volunteers who distribute more than 250 million meals annually to senior citizens across the country," said John M. Lowrie, vice president and general manager of Reynolds Consumer Products Division.
 "This partnership is just one example of corporate leadership in the area of community responsibility. It demonstrates how businesses and non-profit organizations can combine their resources in a mutually beneficial way," he added.
 The National Association of Meal Programs, the non-profit umbrella organization representing Meals on Wheels and other senior meal providers, said at least 800,000 meals alone are provided to homebound senior citizens each Thanksgiving season.
 Lowrie said the 75,000 meals donated by Reynolds will be allocated by NAMP based on need, and will go specifically to provide the food for holiday meals.
 "Reynolds commitment to our Meals on Wheels network will help us serve a senior population which continues to grow significantly every year," said Gail Martin, NAMP executive director. "Since 1980, Meals on Wheels services nationwide have grown 186 percent."
 NAMP, which has a volunteer board of directors, represents a network of approximately 5,500 senior meal providers in the United States. The organization acts as an advocate for elderly nutrition programs with Congress, the Administration on Aging, and other aging organizations. NAMP also initiates the development of grants for special projects associated with elderly nutrition services.
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 /CONTACT: Anne F. Waring of Reynolds Metals Company, 804-281-2468, or Gail Martin of the National Association of Meal Programs, 202-547-6157/
 (RLM) CO: Reynolds Metals Company; National Association of Meal Programs ST: Virginia IN: MNG SU:


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