The Kaiser Family Foundation reports that one in four U.S. adults don’t fill their prescriptions due to cost. Our own Hunger in America study shows that roughly 60% of hungry homes are making tough choices and unable to afford both food and medical care at the same time. For that reason, the Food Bank and Watertree Health partnered to bring a FREE prescription drug discount program to anyone in New Mexico. Hungry families are able to use the FREE discount service and you are too!
The FREE prescription drug discount program is available to anyone of any income and regardless of existing prescription drug coverage. The entire purpose of the program is to save both our hungry neighbors and our supporters expenses when filling prescriptions and medications. Every time your use this discount card, you will receive a discount on prescriptions, and at the same time a donation is made on your behalf to the Food Bank by our partner Watertree Health.
Since starting the partnership, the program has helped the Food Bank provide 16,000 additional meals to hungry New Mexicans. Every time you use the discount card, it saves you money and helps the Food Bank secure more meals for our hungry neighbors.
The card is accepted at nearly every pharmacy. The card is available to everyone and saves cardholders an average of 46%, or about $364 every year on medications. To receive your FREE discount prescription drug card:
- Text FEEDNM to 95577. You will receive a text message with a picture of the card. Save it to your phone’s photos to use next time you need to fill a prescription;
- Click here and print out the card to place in your wallet, or;
- Pick up the FREE card at the Food Bank during business hours.
To learn more about how the program works, click here.