NEW YORK, June 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Noor Pharmaceuticals, makers of NoorVitamins™ the leading halal vitamin brand, is partnering with Islamic Relief to donate thousands of meals to those in need here in the US during June, inspired by the month of Ramadan, the most important religious month of year for Muslims.
Close to 800 million people or one in nine people in the world do not have enough food for a healthy active life. Surprisingly, the vast majority of the world's hungry people live in developed countries, where 12.9% of the population is undernourished. What's even more staggering is the number of children that go hungry on a regular basis; more than 3 million children die of hunger every year.¹ According to the USDA, more than one in seven American households – 49 million individuals, including 12 million children – struggles to have enough to eat.
Noor Pharmaceuticals, a New York-based pharmaceutical company known for it's natural, potent and proprietary line of halal vitamins that are pork, alcohol and animal cruelty free is donating a full meal for every bottle they sell on noorvitamins.com to those in need through Islamic Relief, a nonprofit known for its global humanitarian work. Noor is hoping to make a dent in these daunting hunger figures by donating thousands of meals in the month of June. The campaign has been creatively termed #NoorishTheHungry and is inspired by the month of Ramadan, the month in which Muslims around the world fast by abstaining from food and water from sunrise to sunset.
In addition to donating a meal for every bottle of vitamins sold, Noor and Islamic Relief are looking to raise awareness about the hunger epidemic by donating meals just when the hash-tag #NoorishTheHungry is used on social media. "Being a healthcare company, we can't overlook the impact of hunger on nutrition and health but more importantly on the livelihood of people" Dr. Mohamed Issa, CEO of Noor Pharma said.
Islamic Relief has already been working on impacting the hunger epidemic by having feeding programs worldwide. David Hawa, Director of Communications for the non-profit added, "Islamic Relief sends Ramadan food packages to help low-income and impoverished families every year. This year, we are distributing 5,000 food packages to struggling families right here at home in the United States. We are excited to partner with NoorVitamins to help us reach our goal."
Learn more about the campaign on www.noorvitamins.com
Noor Pharmaceuticals, based in New York, is the first and only halal based pharmaceutical company. Its mission is to innovate nutrition and create desirable vitamins and supplements that are pure, potent and sustainable.
Noor Pharmaceuticals is the maker of NoorVitamins™, the leading halal vitamin brand worldwide. NoorVitamins™ (www.noorvitamins.com) is a premium and highly potent line of essential and specialty halal vitamins. Noor Pharmaceuticals also produces Amanah Vitamins™ (www.amanahvitamins.com), a low cost basic line of essential halal vitamins.
Noor pharmaceuticals was founded and is still managed by doctors and scientists and produced all of their products in North America in Food and Drug Administration Good Manufacturing practices (FDA GMP) certified facilities. Many of the products in the NoorVitamins™ line are proprietary and formulated in house just for Noor pharmaceuticals.
¹State of Food Insecurity in the World, FAO, 2015
About Islamic Relief
Islamic Relief USA, based in Alexandria, Va., is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) humanitarian organization. Its mission is to provide relief and development in a dignified manner regardless of gender, race, or religion, and works to empower individuals in their communities and give them a voice in the world.
Its programs benefit millions of people each year in more than 40 countries around the world, including in the United States.
Islamic Relief USA meets all of the Standards for Charity Accountability of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, a national charity monitoring group affiliated with the Better Business Bureau system. Islamic Relief USA is on the U.S. government's Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) charity list, and it is also a signatory to the code of conduct of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
For more information, visit us at www.irusa.org
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