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Barfresh Announces the Expansion of its Education Program to a Total of 77 Schools

Program Now Includes Participants from Five States and Canada

Initial Shipments will be Reflected in First Quarter 2018 Results

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Barfresh Food Group, Inc. (BRFH), a manufacturer of frozen, ready-to-blend beverages, today announced that it has expanded its education program to a total of 77 schools with the recent addition of 37 new schools across four states.  This expansion builds upon the Company’s initial soft launch with Pasco County School District in Florida to supply Barfresh frozen beverages at 30 of their middle and high school cafeterias, as well as its Canadian placement in 10 schools, and brings the Company’s current school footprint to 77 total locations.  Barfresh is offering four all-natural, “no sugar added” products specifically formulated for the education channel to meet USDA guidelines under its Child Nutrition Program which allows schools to seek reimbursement for meals served.    

The standard school bidding process is the beginning of each calendar year and Barfresh is very well positioned to add many new schools in the coming months. Most of these schools have minimum volume requirements and many are multi-year contracts. Barfresh is very well positioned to capture a greater share of this market because its unique solution offers schools a solution they have never previously experienced.    

Riccardo Delle Coste, the Company's CEO stated, "The Barfresh team has been extremely busy creating awareness for our product line tailored to meet the requirements and needs of today’s school administrators and children.  We are excited at the initial traction we are seeing since the soft launch of our program six months ago.   As we enter 2018, we are just beginning to utilize the enhanced marketing material and systematic approach that we have developed to ensure we are effectively targeting the country’s nearly 14,000 public school districts which represent over 98,000 schools.  We are in the very early stages of penetrating this massive underserved market opportunity for Barfresh.  Barfresh is in an ideal position to solve the issue of complexity and waste for school foodservice operators, while also offering its student body an on-trend, healthy beverage solution that meets the nutritional needs of administrators.  We are excited to communicate additional wins within this growing channel.” 

About Barfresh Food Group

Barfresh Food Group, Inc. (BRFH) is a developer, manufacturer and distributor of ready-to-blend beverages, including smoothies, shakes and frappes, primarily for restaurant chains and the foodservice industry. The company's proprietary, patented system uses portion-controlled pre-packaged beverage ingredients that deliver freshly made frozen beverages that are quick, cost efficient, better for you and without waste. Barfresh has an exclusive distribution partnership with the leading food distributor in North America. For more information, please visit www.barfresh.com.

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