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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - More than two years ago, the Hometown Pharmacy launched a free vitamin program for children in our community. 

Since then, 26 schools have jumped on board.

"You don't have to be a school district to get signed up.  Any child that comes into one of our stores, one of our locations in northeast Ohio, western Pennsylvania can sign up for the program and it is absolutely free," said Garry Mrozek, CEO of The Hometown Pharmacies.

The Hometown Pharmacy has decided to extend its program, which is geared toward children between the ages of 5 and 12.  

"Age 5 to 12, typically kids have a very busy lifestyle between school, athletics, whatever extra cirricular activities they are doing.  So, a lot of times they can't eat all of the proper fruits and vegetables they need so the vitamin is a good supplement for them," said pharmacist Stephanie Mrozek.

To date, The Hometown Pharmacy has handed out 55,000 bottles of vitamins to more than 6,000 Valley families and they are hopeful even more families will take advantage of the free program.

"I think it is just something for us to give back to the community.  Children are a natural part of pharmacy and we just felt that was a very good fit," said Mrozek.

To receive your free monthly supply of vitamins, just stop by one of the nine pharmacy locations.

 

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