"When you drop, you stop misuse and abuse in our community. When you drop, you stop senseless deaths. When you drop, you stop the opioid epidemic.” Becky Savage 525 Foundation President
8.20.18 Drop 2 Stop Ribbon Cutting at Martin's Super Market in South Bend, Ind.
Mike and Becky Savage with South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
About the Program
In August 2018, 525 Foundation introduced the Drop 2 Stop program to the Northern Indiana community. Drop 2 Stopfeatures specially designed, secure boxes that allow people to properly dispose of expired or unneeded drugs anytime designated Martin's Super Markets stores are open. Funded by 525 Foundation and Martin's, the number "2" in Drop 2 Stop represents the two lives the Savage family lost due to opioid misuse and abuse.
“We’ve seen a tremendous response from people in our community during our pill drop events at local fire stations,” said 525 Foundation President, Becky Savage. “This program offers a safe and convenient way for people to properly dispose of unused or expired medications by having these boxes available at a place we often go - the grocery store. These boxes will also serve as a visual reminder, encouraging everyone to be a part of the solution, making our community a safer place.”
Secure collection boxes are currently located near the main exit doors at the following Martin’s locations: