Local pharmacies looking to impact local hunger

According to Feeding America, a national network of food banks, 1 in 9 people in Wisconsin are struggling with hunger. While food may be available, many people are food insecure, meaning there is a lack of access to enough food for all household members.

With the devastating impact hunger and food insecurity can have on children, families and individuals, Mile Bluff Pharmacies are looking to make a difference by holding a food drive for local pantries.

From Monday, October 22 to Sunday, October 28, Mile Bluff Pharmacies are asking community members to bring non-perishable food items to any of the organization’s pharmacy and dispensing service locations. Once all of the donations are collected, food will be distributed to the local pantries in Mauston, New Lisbon, and Elroy.

The food drive is being held during National Pharmacy Week. As long standing community health partners, Mile Bluff, Phillips HealthMart Pharmacy, and Raabe’s HealthMart Pharmacy are excited to bring this “Pharm to Tables” food drive to the communities in order to help local families.

If you would like to contribute to the food drive during the week of October 22, collections will be available at:

  • Elroy Family Medical Center – Elroy
  • Mile Bluff Medical Center – Mauston
  • Phillips HealthMart Pharmacy – Mauston
  • Raabe’s HealthMart Pharmacy – New Lisbon
  • Necedah Family Medical Center – Necedah

For more information about the “Pharm to Tables” program, visit www.pharmtotables.org. For more information about the food drive or how to partner with Mile Bluff pharmacies, please call 608-847-1255.