• The Advocate is the “Key-Person” in establishing the VITAMIN SUPPORT PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN in the Community

  • An Advocate volunteers time, energy, knowledge and patience to give the best of his/her ability to initiate the partnerships for the Program

  • The Advocate is a Community Member interested in enhancing the “Health of Children” whose families’ access Food Banks and Families who may need support in providing Vitamins and Supplements for their children.

 

THE ROLE OF THE ADVOCATE

 

 

 

THE FOOD BANK & THE SPONSOR

  • The Advocate contacts the Food Bank with the idea of providing needed Vitamins and Supplements for children whose Families access the Food Bank;  

  • If the idea is accepted the Advocate explores the possibility of a Sponsor or multiple Sponsors who will commit to providing funds for the program

  • The Role of the Advocate is to engage a Sponsor or multiple Sponsors; Food Bank Personnel and the local Pharmacy to determine the efficacy of the program and the manner of disbursements.

  • The Food Bank will create a separate accounting column for revenues and expenses for the VITAMIN SUPPORT PROGRAM and through the non-profit charitable status provide tax receipts

  • The separate accounting of the funds received and disbursed provides for clarity and intent of the monies received.

 

THE FOOD BANK; SPONSOR & THE PHARMACY

  • The Advocate and Food Bank Personnel (The Sponsor/s may attend or wish to remain anonymous) approach a Pharmacy or Pharmacies (this will depend on the size of the community and the number of Pharmacies) and explain the intention of the VITAMIN SUPPLEMENT PROGRAM

  • If the Pharmacy is willing to participate in the program and share the cost of the Vitamins and Supplements on a 50-50 basis then an agreement may be formalized or in some instances this may be an informal arrangement.

  • Once the partnerships are established the Role of the Advocate is complete.

  • The Advocate may wish to be integral in the creation of a VITAMIN SUPPORT PROGRAM in a new community or assist in the establishment of the program in a new community

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