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Watertree Health and Community FoodBank of New Jersey Join Forces

August 21, 2013

NEW YORK, Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Watertree Health, a leading provider of FREE Prescription Discount Cards, is partnering with Community FoodBank of New Jersey, the state’s largest food bank feeding almost one million people each year.

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The two organizations have found synergy in their missions: filling the emptiness caused by hunger with the basic human essentials that people need to survive and helping people afford vital medicines that help them get better.

New Jersey has 1.2 million people who face hunger every day, including almost 400,000 children. Kathleen DiChiara, President & CEO of the Community FoodBank of New Jersey says, “More than a third of the people helped by the Community FoodBank of New Jersey tell us they’ve had to choose between putting food on the table and getting the medicines they need. We welcome the opportunity to partner with Watertree Health to ease the burden on hard-working families across the state who are struggling to make ends meet.”

According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, due to out-of-pocket prescription costs, 24% of people don’t fill their prescriptions and 16% skip doses or split pills. “Many times people can’t get healthier because they can’t afford their medicines,” says Matt Herfield, Founder and CEO of Watertree Health. “We provide a little peace of mind to those who need help affording their medicines.” It’s easy to understand why these two organizations have come together.

Watertree Health has distributed hundreds of thousands of FREE Prescription Discount Cards. The pre-activated card provides significant discounts on both generic and brand name prescriptions and is accepted at over 60,000 U.S. pharmacies. It is not and should not be mistaken for health insurance.

This partnership provides everyone serviced by the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, in 18 New Jersey counties, a FREE Community FoodBank of New Jersey Prescription Discount Card administered by Watertree Health. Anyone can download it at WatertreeHealthCard.com/cfbnj. Additionally, for every prescription discounted using this food bank’s card, Watertree Health will make a donation to the organization. Across the country, Watertree Health has partnered with several other food banks, to implement this Prescription Discount Card program.

About Watertree Health
Watertree Health was founded in 2010, to address the growing need for accessible health care products and services in America. Its mission is to help people improve their lives by improving their health. The company’s founders believe everyone should be able to afford their medicines. They launched the free Prescription Discount Card to help the 100 million people in America who don’t have full prescription coverage and are subject to high out-of-pocket costs. Through its partnerships with the nation’s leading Pharmacy Benefit Managers, it is able to provide people significant savings on prescription products. For information on the company, visit www.WatertreeHealth.com.

About Community FoodBank of New Jersey
The Community FoodBank of New Jersey, a member of Feeding America, distributes food to more than 1,100 partner agencies (such as pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, mobile pantries and senior centers) running a total of more than 1,400 programs. In 2012, CFBNJ distributed 40 million pounds of food, helping to feed more than 900,000 hungry people in the state. CFBNJ’s mission is to fight hunger in New Jersey by assisting those in need and seeking long-term solutions. We will empower all sectors of society in this battle.

CONTACT: Sam Mattingly, 917-331-9375, sammattingly@optonline.net

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