DESTIN, Fla., Dec. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Watertree Health, the leading provider of free prescription discount cards benefitting nonprofits year-round, announced that its program with 15 Food Banks has provided 3 million meals. Every time someone saves money using a card benefitting one of its Food Bank partners, Watertree Health makes a donation at no cost to the cardholder. The programs with the most meals donated include: Houston Food Bank, Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, and Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley.
The organizations are aligned in their mission to make people healthier by combating food insecurity and prescription non-compliance. In America, 1 in 8 people—including children and seniors—struggles with hunger, and 1 in 4 doesn’t fill their prescriptions because of cost. Additionally, 66% of Food Bank clients report choosing between food and medicine every month. The Watertree Health program benefitting Food Banks helps put food on the table and medicine in the cabinets.
“The Watertree Health prescription discount cards make a real difference in the lives of many of the clients we serve,” said Katie Fitzgerald, Chief Executive Officer of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. “We are so grateful to Watertree Health for their efforts to help fight hunger and improve the quality of life of Oklahomans living with hunger.”
Watertree Health President Shane Power said, “We are so happy to be celebrating this milestone because we know how integral regular, nutritious food and prescription compliance are to health. It breaks our hearts knowing that 1 in 6 children go to bed hungry. My Company is committed to supporting the fight against hunger.”
To learn more and get a free prescription discount card benefitting a participating Food Bank, go to watertreehealthcard.com/food-bank. The card can be used by anyone—insured or uninsured— not just Food Bank clients, to save up to 75% on generic and brand name medicines. It is accepted at 95% of pharmacies nationwide.
About Watertree Health
In 2010, Matt Herfield and Ronnie Harris founded Watertree Health to make medications more affordable. They created the first and leading free prescription discount card program benefitting nonprofits, which not only provides significant savings, but also triggers a donation to a charity partner each time cardholders save, at no cost to them. To help build healthier communities, the Company has aligned with nonprofits Make-A-Wish®, regional Food Banks, the ASPCA®, and the National Kidney Foundation®. Visit: WatertreeHealth.com.