IGA Cares

IGA and Partnership for Drug-Free Kids: working together to end our nation’s substance use epidemic  

Substance use impacts families and communities all across America! That’s why IGA has joined forces with the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids’ efforts to provide education and funds to help families impacted by substance abuse.

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Who is Partnership for Drug-Free Kids? (PDFK)

From the ground-breaking “this is your brain on drugs” campaign in the ‘80s, to today’s efforts to build national awareness among lawmakers, communities and parents of the current opioid epidemic, Partnership for Drug Free-Kids has been the nation’s leading national nonprofit organization committed to helping families struggling with their son or daughter’s substance use for more than 30 years.

They empower families with information, resources, support and guidance to get the help their loved one needs and deserves; and advocate for greater understanding and more effective programs to treat the disease of addiction.

Why are we Involved?

For more than 90 years, family owned IGA stores have been giving back and supporting worthy causes. We do it because we want to support and nurture our communities and the people who live in them. We do it because it’s the right thing to do. Most of all, we do it because we care.

Now IGA is furthering its reputation as the grocery brand that lends a hand with a new IGA Cares initiative: We’re joining forces with Partnership for Drug Free-Kids, a national organization with local influence, to provide resources to help families struggling with substance use in your community and across the nation.

In-store fundraising activities and specially marked IGA Exclusive Brand products sales will raise money for this cause, and even more important, raise awareness so families can get the help they need and deserve.

We want people in IGA communities to recognize:

  • Substance use impacts families and communities all across America
  • Parents and the children touched by this substance use and addiction aren’t alone
  • Help is available through Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Find Partnership for Drug-Free Kids Resources:

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Recipe for a Family Dinner!

Did you know that families who eat together are less likely to have kids who participate in dangerous behaviors such as tobacco, alcohol or drug use? It’s the perfect time to bring your family together around the table to talk about the dangers of substance use. Check out these ideas to start the conversation!

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Drug Prevention Tips for Every Age

Conversations are one of the most powerful tools parents can use to connect with and protect their kids. But, when tackling some of life’s tougher topics–especially those about drugs and alcohol–just figuring out what to say can be a challenge. Check out these scenarios to talk to your child, no matter their age.

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Get Help

The Partnership offers both online resources and direct services and support for free to families in need. Find out how you can get help for your family.

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Strong Family Relationships Reduce Risky Behavior

A strong bond with your child, especially during the teen years, helps reduce the chances of engaging in risky behavior. Set the stage to prevent drug and alcohol use with these tips.

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Share Your Story or Hear from Others

Stories unite those touched by addiction—and build understanding among those who want to help. Read ‘Stories of Hope’ from families who found help, or share your own personal story.

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Donate Now

Donate to the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids to help the organization engage, educate and connect with even more parents and families.

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Get Involved

Donations

Purchase specially marked IGA Exclusive Brand products—a percentage of the products you buy go back to Partnership for Drug-Free Kids to help families in need. 

Check your IGA for Other Opportunities

IGA stores across the country are planning lots of exciting events in support of the IGA Cares Partnership for Drug-Free Kids initiative. From parking lot fundraisers to instore educational activities, there are plenty of ways for you to help end our nation’s substance use epidemic. Stop by your locally owned IGA to see what’s happening in your community.