RONKONKOMA, N.Y., Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NBTY, a leading global manufacturer and distributor of high-quality vitamins and nutritional supplements, was awarded the Harry Chapin Humanitarian Award for Corporate Leadership by Long Island Cares, Inc. at an award dinner held November 5.
NBTY has worked closely with Long Island Cares to feed the hungry, support services for the homeless and expand children's nutrition services. To help LI Cares better serve additional communities, NBTY provided the organization with funds to open a new office in Lindenhurst Village. In the days and months following Superstorm Sandy, NBTY and its Associates made substantial contributions to support storm victims across Long Island. This year, NBTY has also partnered with LI Cares through the company's charitable organization, NBTY Helping Hands, by donating thousands of backpacks filled with new school supplies, by sponsoring the annual Concert for Children's Hunger Awareness and by sponsoring (with LI Cares and the Long Island Ducks)Hunger Awareness Day at Bethpage Ballpark to celebrate national Hunger Action Month.
"We selected NBTY as this year's corporate honoree because it has, for eight years, been a partner to us in our work to end hunger on Long Island," said Paul Pachter, Executive Director of Long Island Cares. "NBTY is an organization who stands behind its wellness mission in every sense of the word and we are thankful to be able to work with them."
"We're humbled that Long Island Cares has chosen to honor NBTY with this award," said Jeff Nagel, CEO of NBTY. "NBTY is committed to wellness, and true wellness reaches far beyond the lines of just physical well-being; it reaches into every part of someone's life. We are dedicated to supporting the children, the hungry and other Long Islanders who need a helping hand on their path to wellness."
NBTY has shared its success by generously supporting the local community through charitable contributions to worthy causes all over Long Island. The mission of the Long Island-based corporate leader in the nutritional supplement industry is to enhance the well-being of their customers globally by delivering the highest quality, best value nutritional supplements and wellness products.
NBTY is the leading vertically integrated manufacturer, marketer, distributor and retailer of high-quality vitamins, nutritional supplements and related products in the United States, with operations worldwide. NBTY currently markets over 22,000 SKUs under many brands, including Nature's Bounty®, Sundown®, American Health®, Ester-C®, Solgar®, MET-Rx®, Pure Protein®, Balance Bar®, Osteo Bi-Flex®, SISU®, Rexall®, Body Fortress®, Puritan's Pride®, Vitamin World®, Holland & Barrett®, GNC® (UK), Physiologics®, and De Tuinen®. For more information please visit www.nbty.com.
About Long Island Cares, Inc.
Long Island Cares, Inc. - The Harry Chapin Food Bank is Long Island's first food bank: serving the hungry on Long Island since, 1980. Long Island Cares brings together all available resources for the benefit of the hungry on Long Island and provides emergency food where and when it is needed, and sponsors a wide variety of innovate direct service programs that help families achieve self-sufficiency. The organization was founded by the late singer, Grammy Award winning songwriter and social activist Harry Chapin in response to the growing issue of hunger on Long Island. It is continued today by his wife and partner Sandy Chapin, a dedicated Board of Directors and talented staff working out of their 35,000 square foot facility in Hauppauge and their storefront hunger assistance centers in Freeport and Lindenhurst. Long Island Cares is a member agency of the Food Bank Association of New York State and Feeding America. Long Island Cares, Inc. is recognized by the NYS Department of Health and the USDA as the regional food bank for Long Island. It is a BBB Accredited Charity and is a Charity Navigator 4-Star charity for three consecutive years.
SOURCE NBTY, Inc.