FRUITLAND – Apple Discount Drugs, a locally owned and operated pharmacy, has announced the kick-off of a free vitamins program for students in Wicomico and Worcester counties.
The program was developed to help keep kids healthy and in school. Wicomico and Worcester school officials have partnered with the pharmacy to make parents with students in prekindergarten through the sixth grade aware of the free vitamins program.
“The free vitamins program is a win-win for our students,” said Margo Handy, assistant superintendent, Wicomico County Schools. “We believe healthy kids equals lower absenteeism during the school year. When children are healthy, they are able to focus more in school and perform better academically.”
Parents can enroll their children in the free vitamins program by visiting any of the three Apple locations (Fruitland, Salisbury and Berlin) or Snow Hill Pharmacy. Upon registration, parents will be given a key tag that will allow them to take home a free 30-day supply of children’s chewable vitamins. They can pick up a free bottle every 30 days – no strings attached.
“Apple cares about the entire family, from grandparents to grandchildren,” said Jeff Sherr, Apple Discount Drugs, president. “The beginning of a new school year provided us with an opportunity to reach the youth in our community and help them stay healthy and in school.”