Kids need their vitamins in order to get big and strong. For those parents struggling to adequately provide those vitamins to their children, tri-state Buehler's IGA are lending a helping hand.

Hometown Pharmacy and Buehler’s IGA has announced the launch of its new free children’s vitamin program. The program provides children ages 2 to 12 years old a monthly supply of multivitamins at no cost.

“This program is one hundred percent about the health and well being of our children,” said Steve Sheldon, president of pharmacy operations for Houchens Industries, parent company of Hometown Pharmacy and Buehler’s IGA. “At home and especially at school, kids come in contact with an abundance of germs and bacteria. If they are getting the right vitamins and minerals, their bodies are better able to fight potential illness.”

“Our free vitamin program is a win-win for both kids and their parents,” said Mark Haywood, RPh, pharmacist at Hometown Pharmacy. “With Hometown Pharmacy being located inside Buehler’s IGA, parents just have to make a quick trip into the pharmacy while they’re doing the regular grocery shopping. It couldn’t be easier.”

To participate in the free children’s vitamins program, parents simply need to stop by the nearest Hometown Pharmacy and enroll their child or children. A 30-day supply of a children’s multivitamin will then be provided every month, free of charge. To learn more about the new free children’s vitamin program, visit Hometown Pharmacy or