Fifteen people received free flu shots at Trinity’s Brown Bag lunch on Tuesday, thanks to a partnership between Trinity and Duane Reade.
“The opportunity to lend support to Trinity Church for a day in the Brown Bag program fits well into our mission of being a destination where health and happiness come together to help people get well, stay well, and live well,” said Dan Gralton, District Manager of Duane Reade.
Trinity offers free lunch every Tuesday and Thursday after the 12:05pm Eucharist. Staff members from the Duane Reade located across from Trinity set up a booth next to the lunch table and offered the flu shots to the uninsured and underinsured free of charge.
The partnership emerged after a conversation between Gralton, store manager Edwin Rivera, and Linda Hanick, Chief Communications Officer for Trinity. During the meeting Gralton mentioned that Duane Reade was interested in participating in local community events.
“We are grateful to be a part of the program,” said Gralton.
“It was very successful,” said Bryan Parsons, Brown Bag and Homeless Services Coordinator for Trinity. Parsons hopes that Trinity will be able to offer similar health services and resources one day each month. Next month Duane Reade will offer blood pressure tests to Brown Bag clients.
For more information about the Brown Bag program click here.