Benzer Pharmacy Initiates the First Ever Food/Toiletry Drive to Provide Hope to the Community

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Retail pharmacy chain joins Francis House in their 25th anniversary celebrations!

Benzer Pharmacy, the fastest retail chain pharmacy in the nation, has partnered with Francis House in the first ever food/toiletry drive this August 2015 in Tampa, Florida.

Located at 4703 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33603, Francis House is an organization committed to providing HIV supportive services in a safe environment. It’s designed to encourage and empower those affected to become self-sufficient members of the community.

Benzer Pharmacy is stepping in to reach out to the community by coordinating the food/toiletry drive and all proceeds will be donated to the Francis House Pantry. The Francis House Pantry provides clients an opportunity to receive non-perishable food and hygiene products. 

“Clients participating regularly in Francis House programs earn on average enough "Francis House Dollars" to purchase $100 worth of groceries each month,” says Joy Winheim from Francis House. “This program has helped improve the self-esteem and self-worth of clients by giving them a sense of accomplishment,” she adds.

“In an effort to give back to the community, Benzer Pharmacy is encouraging everyone throughout the Tampa Bay area to help in their endeavors by donating non-perishables food items and toiletries,” says Kirsten Becker, Benzer Pharmacy Marketing Representative.

“Benzer Pharmacy is therefore launching this food/toiletry drive to ensure that food distribution at Francis House is sustained,” Kirsten adds.

The food pantry needs include: canned meats, canned vegetables, canned soups, ramen noodles, juices, granola bars, cereal, pasta or pasta sauce, microwaveable meals, rice, and individually-bagged snacks. In addition, they need toilet paper, soap, shampoo, deodorant, laundry soap, shaving cream and razors.

This year marks the 25th anniversary for Francis House for supporting those infected and affected with HIV/AIDS. At the 25 year mark, Francis House is looking back to count its successes as it is committed to providing the best possible services, and strives to enlighten lives with positive change. “Benzer Pharmacy is humbled to hold this drive in order to benefit Francis House pantry following their 25th anniversary. The pharmacy is excited to provide happiness and hope to the communities in need,” Kirsten states.

The campaign officially kicks off August 1, 2015 and It runs until August 31, 2015.

Benzer Pharmacy will be providing drop boxes at the following locations:

Benzer Pharmacy - Corporate Office
125 W Country Club Blvd. Tampa FL 22612

Benzer Pharmacy 
2812 W MLK Jr Blvd. Tampa, FL 33607

Benzer Pharmacy 
12701 Indian Rocks Road Largo, FL 33774

Francis House
4703 N Florida Ave. Tampa, FL 33603

Greenroots Nutrition
8967 Racetrack Rd. Tampa, FL 33635    

Powerhouse Gym
1120 E Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33602

For more information about the drive, contact Kirsten Becker, Ph: 813-395-2375 or Joy Winheim, Ph: 813-841-1207


Benzer Pharmacy, formerly known as Rx Care Pharmacy, is a chain of independent retail pharmacies specializing in compound and specialty medications. Benzer focuses on the customer’s needs by offering over-the-counter products, health consultations, and personalized care. With over 40 locations throughout Florida, Michigan, Virginia, North Carolina, and Louisiana, Benzer Pharmacy is dedicated to improving the health of its customers and strives to exceed customers' expectations by providing convenient access to personalized pharmaceutical services. All Benzer Pharmacy medications require a doctor's prescription. For more information:

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