Every family deserves to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. But during these difficult economic times, many families simply cannot afford such a meal. That’s why Kerr Drug, the pioneer in community pharmacy, is launching a new community based effort to help North Carolina families celebrate the national holiday. Collection bins will be located at the front of every Kerr Drug store Customers are asked to purchase non-perishable food items needed for a Thanksgiving dinner and place them in the collection bins. Where: Every Kerr Drug store is collecting food items to help families in their community. Who: The Kerr Cares for Kids Foundation has identified organizations in the community around every Kerr Drug store that can distribute food items to families in need. The Kerr Drug staff will deliver the food to the organizations in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. When: Collection bins will be set up through November 15th. Purchase the food items and drop them in the collection bins found in each store. Why: Because Kerr Drug employees are hearing how challenging it is for families to get through these difficult times, Kerr Drug and its Kerr Cares for Kids Foundation is trying to help. Kerr Drug and its Kerr Cares for Kids Foundation launched a school supply collection in August that helped 90 organizations across the state, including Boys and Girls clubs, mission houses, women’s shelters, Catholic Charities and many churches. General Information KCFK is a private foundation founded in 2000. KCFK directly supports and benefits children and adolescents who are underprivileged, who are challenged, or who need assistance to overcome debilitating or left-threatening health conditions. KCFK’s mission is to provide a solid base of resources to support various child and adolescent centered charities and health alliances principally focused throughout the Carolina’s region. As a 501(c) 3, the proceeds raised from the KCFK golf tournament has supported such worthwhile programs and organizations such as the NC Special Olympics, Duke Children’s Hospital, Ronald McDonald Houses of Chapel Hill and Durham and the Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities. “Since our founding 60 years ago, Kerr Drug has been a pioneer in neighborhood pharmacy and we are thankful for the community support we have received,” says Anthony “Tony” Civello, CEO of Kerr Drug. “What better ways to show our thanks than to help families in our communities celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday.” About Kerr Drug Kerr Drug is one of the most recognized and respected names in the chain drug industry. With its roots in the Carolinas and headquarters in Raleigh, N.C., Kerr Drug’s strategic direction is founded in its unique ability to provide patients, the medical community, and health plans access to the most comprehensive and convenient health and wellness offering in the industry. With a mission to be the most comprehensive provider of pharmacy and related healthcare services, while continuing to be the most reliable provider of health-related and convenience items, Kerr is currently providing services that far exceed the traditional drug store mix. For more information, please visit www.kerrdrug.com.