San Francisco Distributor of Del Prado Gourmet Nectars and Juices Creates New Fund

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MAPA Imports, distributor of Del Prado Gourmet Nectars and Juices announce the creation of The Children of Ayacucho Fund through The Resource Foundation

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The creation of the Fund through a leading 501(c)(3) organization will allow MAPA to expand its giving and offer its customers the ability to partner with Del Prado as it delivers gourmet nectars and juices while helping a great charity.

MAPA Imports, LLC, which sells and distributes Del Prado All-Natural Gourmet Nectars and Juices in California and the U.S., announced the formation of its Children of Ayacucho Fund.

Inspired by the good works of Paul Newman, MAPA Imports will donate a portion of its sales of Del Prado nectars and juices to The Resource Foundation to support the "Children of Ayacucho" Fund. This fund supports efforts to build schools, dorms, and orphanages in Ayacucho, Peru, a region that was severely affected by the Shining Path, and whose children lack basic necessities, such as food, shelter, health care, etc.

"Two years ago my wife was contacted by one of her classmates requesting a donation to build a dining table. We realized that instead of building this table we could build a dining hall. Since that conversation we knew we had to help in a more grandiose manner," explained John Gallagher, grandson of Ricardo Chiari, one of the founders of Del Prado in 1958. "The creation of the Fund through a leading 501(c)(3) organization will allow MAPA to expand its giving and offer its customers the ability to partner with Del Prado as it delivers gourmet nectars and juices while helping a great charity."

"This is an important effort and we are very pleased that MAPA Imports has chosen to establish its SubFund with The Resource Foundation," said Marcela Lopez-Macedonio, the Foundation's Deputy Executive Director. "We commend MAPA for its leadership in addressing key needs in the region."

Supporters and potential donors can visit The Children of Ayacucho Fund online.

The Children of Ayacucho Fund is a SubFund with The Resource Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are deductible to the highest extent allowed by law. The Resource Foundation received Charity Navigator's highest rating of four-stars in 2008 and 2009.

ABOUT THE RESOURCE FOUNDATION
The Resource Foundation is a leading U.S. nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization that promotes and facilitates charitable giving to Latin America and the Caribbean. Since 1987, The Resource Foundation has helped corporate, foundation, and individual donors optimize the impact of their philanthropy through specialized, tailored giving services and partnerships with carefully vetted nonprofit organizations in 25 countries. By focusing on key issues across a broad platform, it empowers the disadvantaged to improve their lives. The Resource Foundation received Charity Navigator's highest rating, four-stars, for its organizational efficiency and sound fiscal management in 2008 and 2009. It is also a founding member of the Alliance for International Giving. http://www.resourcefnd.org.

ABOUT DEL PRADO

Del Prado Gourmet Nectars and Juices, is a 50 year-old family-owned business based in Panama. A leading producer of natural nectars in Central America, Del Prado was the first Hispanic manufacturer to refuse high fructose corn syrup sweetener, instead using its own estate grown cane sugar.

Imported and distributed in the U.S. by MAPA Imports, LLC, Del Prado Gourmet Nectars and Juices are available in the Bay Area at CVS, Rite Aide, Walgreens, Berkeley Bowl, Parkside Farmers' Market, Woodlands Market, Mill Valley Market, Sonoma Market, Harvest Market, and other fine stores. Contact Mapa Imports at (415) 418-0951, or visit, http://www.mapaimports.com. Follow Del Prado on Twitter @delprado.

EDITOR CONTACT:

John Gallagher, MAPA Imports LLC, 415-418-0951, info(at)mapaimports(dot)com
Bill Gram-Reefer, WORLDVIEW, 925-323-3169, reefer(at)worldviewpr(dot)com

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