DESTIN, Fla., Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Watertree Health, a leading health care company providing free prescription discount cards benefitting nonprofits, announced that its program with 15 regional Food Banks has provided 2 million meals. Watertree Health makes a donation to its partner Food Bank each time someone saves using the card benefitting that organization.
Watertree Health was founded to make communities healthier, so it's logical for the organizations to have paired up – Having enough to eat is as essential to good health as prescription compliance. In America, 1 in 8 people struggle with hunger and 1 in 4 don't fill their prescriptions because of cost. The prescription discount card program benefitting Food Banks helps put food on the table and medicine in the cabinets.
CEO of the Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley Terri Drefke says, "Being the first Food Bank to partner with Watertree Health, we've been the largest benefactor. Our organization accounts for approximately half of the 2 million meals that have been provided. People in our community are able to live better lives because of the help they have received in getting the food and medicines they desperately need. We are so grateful for the generous help that Watertree Health has and continues to provide."
Watertree Health President Shane Power said, "In this month of thanks and giving, we are so grateful to everyone who helped make this possible. Every person who used the cards benefiting these Food Banks contributed to this milestone. Together, we can combat food insecurity and prescription non-compliance. No one should go hungry or without necessary drugs because of financial reasons."
To get a free prescription discount card benefitting a regional Food Bank, go to http://www.watertreehealthcard.com/food-bank/. The card can be used by anyone to save up to 75% on prescription costs, not just Food Bank clients. It is accepted at 95% of all pharmacies.
Visit http://www.watertreehealthcard.com/food-bank to learn more about Watertree Health's alliance with the Food Banks.
About Watertree Health Matt Herfield and Ronnie Harris founded Watertree Health to make health care more accessible to everyone. The Company launched a free prescription discount card to address the growing and urgent need for affordable medicines. To further improve the health of people, Watertree Health has forged strategic alliances with Make-A-Wish®, regional Food Banks and recently the ASPCA®. Visit WatertreeHealth.com to learn more.