Fruth Pharmacy Offers Free Vitamin Program to Meigs Area Students

November 20th, 2014 by fruthpharmacy
Pomeroy elementary students participating in Fruth’s Free Vitamin Program for the first time.  Left to Right: Nurse Krosti Powell, Principal K-2 Kristin Baer, Principal 3-5 Irene Murphy, Tom Hawley, Pomeroy Fruth Manager, and Lynne Fruth, President Fruth Pharmacy.  850 students received free vitamin cards.

Pomeroy elementary students participating in Fruth’s Free Vitamin Program for the first time. Left to Right: Nurse Krosti Powell, Principal K-2 Kristin Baer, Principal 3-5 Irene Murphy, Tom Hawley, Pomeroy Fruth Manager, and Lynne Fruth, President Fruth Pharmacy. 850 students received free vitamin cards.

Point Pleasant, W.Va. (November 13, 2014) – Fruth Pharmacy is proud to be able to offer its Free Vitamins for Kids program for the first time to Meigs area students.

Students in Pomeroy, Eastern, and Southern elementary schools met with Lynne Fruth, President of Fruth Pharmacy and Tom Hawley, Manager of Fruth Pharmacy in Pomeroy recently.

Fruth and Hawley distributed a card to all elementary students that will entitle them to free vitamins for one year.

Students in Meigs County, participating in the program, should have received a half-sheet letter for parents describing vitamin benefits. On the parent sheet is a wallet sized card. Parents or children present this card at the Fruth Pharmacy counter when obtaining the vitamins until August 2016. The Fruth Associate will scan the card and hole-punch the appropriate month. No additional purchase is necessary. The vitamins are completely free of charge for each student presenting a card.

Fruth’s Free Vitamins for Kids program has been a project of love for Fruth Category Manager, Barbara Taylor. Three years ago, Taylor and Fruth began working on the program with vendor, Mason Vitamins, in order to bring a vitamin program to local children in the communities in which Fruth serves.

“Helping children have free access to a daily vitamin to support immune systems, brain development, and so much more, became my goal,” stated Barbara Taylor, OTC Category Manager for Fruth Pharmacy.

Fruth Pharmacy first launched the program during the 2012-2013 school year. It reached about 2,000 students in both Ohio and West Virginia. The program has kept growing – now reaching about 20,000 children in Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky.

“With the help of school nurses and other health officials, we have been able to present this program and assist in the nutritional needs of many children. We are very proud of this program and what it offers,” Lynne Fruth, President of Fruth Pharmacy shared.

If your school is interested in participating in the next Free Vitamins for Kids program, please contact Fruth Category Manager Barbara Taylor at the corporate office: 304-675-1612, ext. 162 or e-mail bat@fruthpharmacy.com.

Fruth Pharmacy is a family owned company with 27 stores in Ohio and West Virginia. To learn more about Fruth Pharmacy, please visit our website at www.fruthpharmacy.com.


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