Vitamin Angels Provides Prenatal Multivitamins to Pregnant Inmates

Bridget Quanstrom, Vitamin Angels Program Manager, Deirdre Smith, Inmate Services Manager and Claire Jacobs, Vitamin Angels Logistics Coordinator, personally delivered prenatal multivitamins to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office.

By Madison Serrano

SANTA BARBARA, CA, April 29, 2019 – Vitamin Angels is pleased to announce its partnership with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office to provide prenatal multivitamins to pregnant inmates being released from Santa Barbara County Jail. The Vitamin Angels grant will supply inmate mothers with a six-month supply of prenatal multivitamins. Vitamin Angels is a global public health organization seeking to end malnutrition worldwide by distributing life-changing vitamins and minerals to at-risk mothers and children under five in the U.S and around the world.

“We are thrilled to be working with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office to reach at-risk mothers in our community,” said Howard Schiffer, Vitamin Angels Founder and President. “With access to quality reproductive healthcare for incarcerated women varying from prison to prison, we are grateful to provide prenatal multivitamins to pregnant inmates being released from our county jail.”  

Vitamin Angels has a network of over 330 field partners nationwide spanning a variety of industries in every state, including community health centers, clinics, family planning organizations and pregnancy resource centers. In light of this new partnership, Vitamin Angels is excited to expand the types of organizations it typically partners with to increase the reach of underserved pregnant women across the country.

About Vitamin Angels:

Founded in 1994, Vitamin Angels is a global public health organization working towards ending malnutrition worldwide by distributing life-changing vitamins and minerals to at-risk mothers and children under five in the U.S. and around the world. In 2019, Vitamin Angels will provide vitamins and minerals to over 70 million mothers and children in more than 70 countries, including domestically in the U.S. Both Charity Navigator and GuideStar give Vitamin Angels their highest marks for financial transparency. To learn more, visit www.vitaminangels.org.

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