OTC Give Away Day


Wake 10

The Over the Counter (OTC) Medicine Program provides adults and children who are low-income and in need with free over the counter medicine. Medicine such as aspirin, children’s cough syrup, allergy medicine and vitamins are just a few items given to families who need assistance.

  1. Where does the medicine come from? Through a partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, NC MedAssist receives bi-weekly shipments of over the counter medicine that is sorted by volunteers and disbursed to adults and families who are less fortunate.
  2. Is the medicine free? YES! No I.D. required at all events! (must be 18 years or older to receive medicine)
  3. How can families receive the medicine? During scheduled Give Away Days, see dates below.

Are you interested in funding an OTC Give Away Day in your area, view our Community Investment Proposal to find out how or contact Misty Moore for more details. 

To get an idea of what impact an OTC Give Away Day makes on a community, view this news story by Time Warner Cable News.

Schedule for OTC Medicine Give Away Days

Gaston County 

Friday, June 9, 2017
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
First United Methodist Church – Family Life Center
190 Franklin Blvd., Gastonia, NC 28052
Event made possible by: CaroMont Health & Gaston County Department of Health & Human Services 
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OTC Meds