NutraBio Labs Inc., a dietary supplement manufacturer located in Middlesex, NJ, has dedicated part of its cGMP manufacturing facility to making supplements to support first responders. In the first phase of this program, coined “First Responders Initiative,” NutraBio developed an immune support supplement named First Response that was donated to thousands of local doctors, nurses, police officers, paramedics, firefighters, and military personnel. In April, that program was expanded to support first responders nationwide.
“First responders are putting themselves and their family’s lives in danger every day by serving on the front line of this pandemic. They are all true American heroes, and NutraBio believes we have an obligation to help and support them as best we can. I’m proud that we manufacture our products here in the United States and prouder to be able to serve our nation in this great time of need,” stated Mark Glazier, CEO of NutraBio.
Recently, Essex Food Ingredients donated $5000 to support NutraBio’s efforts with the First Responders Initiative. “Words cannot express how grateful we are to first responders during this critical time. Thank you to all doctors, nurses, police officers, paramedics, firefighters, and military personnel. You have given your all to protect our families, colleagues, friends, and neighbors! Essex Food Ingredients is proud to donate to this extraordinary endeavor,” said Matt Rita, V.P. of Essex Food Ingredients.
The First Responders Initiative is now in its third month and, to date, has donated supplements to over 10,000 individual first responders and hundreds of police stations, fire departments, hospitals, EMS and First Aid Squads, OEMs, military units, and other organizations on the front line. In addition, NutraBio has been providing masks and sanitizer to police and EMS units and in May will start donating protein powder to first responders in need.
“We consider ourselves fortunate that the Department of Homeland Security has deemed our business an essential service. I am proud that we have remained fully operational and have kept our entire team employed during these trying times. We remain committed to supporting first responders for as long as we can: They are American heroes, and they represent the best of all of us,” Mark Glazier.