Health and Wellness
Pharmacy and Free Prescriptions
In an effort to help families be healthy, Meijer pharmacies offer a free medication program that covers many leading, oral generic antibiotics with a special focus on many prescriptions most often filled for children and those with diabetes.
The program began in October 2006 with free antibiotics, and has since incorporated free prenatal vitamins, Metformin and generic substitute for Lipitor® (atorvastatin calcium). To date, nearly 40 million free prescriptions have been filled, saving customers more than $500 million. In an effort to help families be healthy, Meijer pharmacies offer a free medication program that covers many leading, oral generic antibiotics with a special focus on many prescriptions most often filled for children and those with diabetes.
Healthy Living Advisors
Meijer also supports health and wellness initiatives beyond the walls of our pharmacies. For example, our team of Healthy Living Advisors regularly educate consumers on planning affordable healthy meals and cooking for special dietary needs.
United Way Workforce Campaign
For the fourth consecutive year, Meijer team members raised $3 million for the 2015 United Way Workforce Campaign that aims to improve the lives of those in need by meeting critical needs of the community.
Each year, Meijer extends an opportunity to our more than 65,000 team members to support the United Way campaign by making a pledge. Meijer collects the pledges after the three-week campaign, and distributes the donations to 78 individual United Way organizations throughout our five-state footprint through weekly payroll deductions.
Each partnering United Way distributes the contributions to a variety of local agencies and programs to address critical needs. The Meijer United Way Campaign makes a big impact on the community:
- $1 a week – the cost of a pack of gum – for a year helps a food pantry purchase more than 305 pounds of food
- $3 a week – the cost of a cup of coffee – for a year provides training for six volunteer tutors who will read 30 minutes each week with a student in a public school.
- $5 a week – the cost of a lunch out – for a year provides 52 nutritious meals delivered to a homebound senior citizen.
- $10 a week – the cost of a movie ticket – for a year provides training to eight local disaster relief volunteers.