Oklahoma City, OK (Nov. 15, 2007) – Nourish America™, a non-profit organization committed to improving the health status of children, families and seniors at risk for malnutrition, has partnered with international relief organization Feed The Children to provide SoLo® GI nutritional bars for disaster relief, including the recent California fire victims. Nourish America donated over 155,000 nutritional bars that went directly to victims of disasters that have occurred this year.
SoLo Gi Bars are specially designed to release sugars from carbohydrate more slowly into the blood, preventing a “spike and crash” in blood sugar that helps manage weight and sustains energy.
In addition to the nutrition bars, Feed The Children has also delivered disaster relief items that included bottled water, canned meat, peanut butter, crackers, baby items and cleaning supplies.
“Nourish America has been a supporter of Feed The Children for many years,” said Larry Jones, president and co-founder of Feed The Children. “We know the people at Nourish America want to make a difference in the world and in their community. We thank Nourish America for their commitment to helping those in need.”
About Feed The Children
Founded in 1979 by Larry and Frances Jones, Feed The Children is consistently ranked as one of the 10 largest international charities in the U.S., based on private, non-government support. Feed The Children is a Christian, international, nonprofit relief organization with headquarters in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, that delivers food, medicine, clothing and other necessities to individuals, children and families who lack these essentials due to famine, war, poverty or natural disasters. In FY 2006, Feed The Children distributed more than 129 million pounds of food and other essentials to children and their families in all 50 states and internationally, supplementing more than 730,000 meals each day. Since its founding, the organization has reached out to help those in need in 118 countries around the globe. For more information, please visit www.feedthechildren.org.
About Nourish America™
Nourish America™ is a DBA of Vitamin Relief USA, a tax-exempt, non-profit organization committed to improving the health status of children, families, and seniors at risk for malnutrition and those in need through vitamin supplementation, nourishing foods (including naturals and organics) and health education.
Nourish America/Vitamin Relief USA has received the highest rating two years in a row from Charity Navigator, the nation’s leading charity watchdog organization, ranking it in the top 14% of 5,000 of America’s best-known charities for fiscal management. Independent audits show that 94% of all donations go directly to programs and those served. To support Nourish America/Vitamin Relief USA, or for further information, please call 866-487-1484 or visit the website at www.nourishamerica.org.