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Barfresh Enters Agreement with Gold Star Foods; Largest Specialty Food Supplier to Schools in United States

Gold Star Foods Agreement Will Drive Additional Expansion in Company’s Rapidly Growing Education Channel

Gold Star Agreement Opens Up New Opportunities beyond the Recently Announced 300 Barfresh School Customer Locations

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Sept. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Barfresh Food Group, Inc. (BRFH), a manufacturer of frozen, ready-to-blend beverages, today announced that it has broadened its presence in the education channel through a distribution agreement with Gold Star Foods, Inc. in Ontario, California.  Gold Star is recognized nationwide by the United States Department of Agriculture and the American School Food Service Association as the largest specialty food school supplier, working exclusively within the education foodservice channel and serving more than 300 school districts with thousands of schools throughout the west and southwest United States.  This agreement creates additional opportunities above and beyond our recently announced 300 school locations.

Goldstar’s customers include the Los Angeles Unified School District, California’s largest and the nation’s second-largest school district, among others. In addition to California, Gold Star Foods also serves a number of schools in Arizona and Nevada. Gold Star continues to expand, both organically and through acquisitions, towards becoming the leading value-added services provider dedicated to school nutrition programs across the country.

Barfresh expects to further accelerate its penetration of the education channel with the addition of Gold Star Foods’ distribution resources, given their more than 50 years of customer service and long-standing relationships.  Barfresh offers four all-natural, “no sugar added” products specifically formulated for the education channel to meet USDA guidelines under its Child Nutrition Program. These products align with Gold Star Food’s platform, which is tailored to help its customers navigate the complexities of the Child Nutrition Program allowing schools to seek reimbursement for meals served. 

Riccardo Delle Coste, the Company's CEO commented, “Our new agreement with Gold Star Foods comes at the perfect time for Barfresh, as we expand our presence in the education channel across the United States.  Gold Star Foods services many of the largest school districts in the country and we are proud to partner with this trusted organization.  We look forward to sharing additional wins as we head into the upcoming school year later this fall of 2018.”

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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