Sep 16, 2020 5:21 PM

Kollhoff Pharmacy staff donates to Food Pantry of Geary County

Posted Sep 16, 2020 5:21 PM
Kollhoff Pharmacy staff with Margaret Kilpatrick, President of the Food Pantry of Geary County
Kollhoff Pharmacy staff with Margaret Kilpatrick, President of the Food Pantry of Geary County

JUNCTION CITY, KAN - Dressing down is causing the collection jar to fill up at Kollhoff Pharmacy, 407 S. Washington. Kollhoff Pharmacy team members are given the opportunity to dress casual on Fridays if they provide a little change to the donation jar.

Funds are matched by Kollhoff Pharmacy, and the staff determines which local organization should receive the donation. When an employee heard about matching funds for the Geary County Food Pantry, she immediately presented the opportunity for staff of Kollhoff Pharmacy to double their donation. According to feedtheflinthills.com, The Robert E. & Patricia Schmidt Foundation initially donated a $5000 matching grant, and have now provided an additional $10,000 in matching grant funds to support food pantries in Geary County, Manhattan, and Wamego. This means that the $1000 donation by Kollhoff Pharmacy will be doubled and the Geary County Food Pantry will receive $2000.

The Geary County Food Pantry has seen need in the community grow and many people are accessing their services for the first time. “The food pantry serves a vital need in our community and we are glad we can support them in these difficult times,” said Sue Kollhoff, owner of Kollhoff Pharmacy.

Supporting the community is part of Kollhoff Pharmacy’s mission. “Junction City has given so much to us and we are excited to give back,” Kollhoff said. “We are eager to see our employees continue to show passion in giving to the community.”

Kollhoff Pharmacy was opened in 2014 by pharmacists Sue and John Kollhoff. As the only family-owned retail and compounding pharmacy in the area, they offer exceptional customer care and pharmaceutical expertise. They provide pharmacy services for people and pets in Geary County and throughout the state.