Creating Partnerships: Food Banks; Sponsors and local Pharmacies
Connecting Local, Provincial and National Sponsors to fund VITAMIN SUPPORT PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN
The Food Bank maintains autonomy and communicates directly with the Sponsor & the Pharmacy
The Food Banks owns the Program
HOW IT WORKS
1. Families with children aged 0 to 12-years (13 to 18-years is optional) who are using the Food Bank are each assigned a number
2. This number is the permanent identifier for the family with respect to the distribution of the multi-vitamin
Note: The Hamper List used for the preparation and distribution of hampers for each month also shows the ID Number assigned to each family with children
3. Shortly after the deadline for receiving hamper requests for the month, an updated list of the families (identified by number only) and the FOOD BANK VITAMIN REQUEST FORM is given to the pharmacist.
Note: Any specific health challenge/s that a child has are acknowledged and included on the form
4. The Pharmacist compares the new list to the existing one to determine which families will require vitamins that month and provides a sufficient amount of multi-vitamins to meet the current needs.
Note: The multivitamins given may have a supply for more than one month
5. The Pharmacist records the vitamins dispensed on the PHARMACY MONTHLY RECORD FORM
6. A member-volunteer of the Food Bank Board picks-up the multi-vitamins and records the cost of the vitamins for the month on the FOOD BANK MONTHLY RECORD FORM.
7. The following vitamin types are provided:
a) Infant formula – 0 to 2-years
b) Children’s multi-vitamins – 2 to 12-years
c) Women’s multi-vitamins (for teenagers up to the age of 18) Optional
d) Men’s multi-vitamins (for teenagers up to the age of 18) Optional
8. The Food Bank Members & Volunteers preparing the hampers for distribution then match the ID numbers and place the multi-vitamins in the correct hampers