Family-owned pharmacy and convenience store chain, Lewis Drug, goes above and beyond to support local neighborhoods  

For over 82 years, Lewis Drug has been the first stop for trusted local convenience. With a rich history, dating all the way back to its humble beginnings in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Lewis Drug has seen exponential growth in the last year, and established itself as a market-leading provider of pharmaceuticals and lifestyle products. Offering everything from prescription refills to the weekly shop, the company’s diverse offering allows for a seamless one-stop experience.  

Starting out as a family-owned neighborhood store, Lewis Drug now has over 60 locations across three states. Despite the company’s national presence, it has always stayed true to its roots. Every Lewis Drug store is community-centric and locally invested, providing the everyday essentials that consumers need at steady and affordable prices. For those special occasions, the company also stocks luxury goods and name brand items, as well as an unbeatable range of toys for the kids.   

Community involvementPlants & clothing on display in Lewis Drug store 

Exceptional pharmacy services are the cornerstone of the Lewis Drug brand. The company provides professional healthcare support to all its local communities, through a deep and passionate commitment to customer service and wellness. As fully operational pharmacies, Lewis Drug locations offer immunization, prescriptions, and a range of free services. Free services include SmartPack, a service by which Lewis Drug employees will sort customers’ medication ahead of time to avoid confusion and keep everything on track. The company also offers a MedDrop service, facilitating the safe disposal of medical waste and medicines. You can even stop by Lewis Drug for a free blood pressure test, diabetes screening, medication review, or glucose meter training. Everyone deserves access to quality healthcare, and no-one understands that better than the Lewis Drug family.  

Going the extra mile is part of the Lewis Drug philosophy. The company is known for its community outreach organization, Lewis Cares. Through Lewis Cares, local communities can access a range of community engagement and support programs, all of which help make a positive impact on the neighborhood. The business is partnered with a number of amazing causes and facilitates donations through its store locations and membership scheme. To request a donation, customers can fill out a form on the Lewis Cares webpage, and the company will do its best to help.   

Lewis Cares 

Partnering with local non-profits has ensured Lewis Drug’s position as a trusted member of communities across the US. The company’s commitment to giving back has allowed it to achieve incredible things, supporting initiatives that uplift and improving the lives of vulnerable people in the areas it serves. As the company’s website asserts: “Together with these non-profit partners, we strive to create a better future for everyone in the community.”   

Pharmacy inside Lewis Drug storeCharity work 

The company is best known for its philanthropic work with the Salvation Army. Lewis Drug proudly hosts the Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell Ringers at a number of its store locations. Funds raised by these events goes to support Salvation Army’s affairs services, prison ministries, human trafficking awareness schemes, hunger relief, and homelessness services. Lewis Drug also works with the charity to support seasonal causes, such as Christmas assistance.  

Additionally, the company is partnered with Santa For Seniors. Ensuring that no one is alone during the holidays, this charity offers gifts and companionship to elderly people during the Christmas and Thanksgiving periods. Lewis Drug even encourages customers to volunteer, with information cards available at all store locations.  

A one-stop shop for more than the essentials, Lewis Drug offers its customers the chance to make a change. Lewis Drug’s Dakota branches facilitate donations for Dakota’s Spirit Tree, a seasonal charity that grants holiday wishes to those less fortunate. Customers can also purchase personal care kits for guests of The Banquet food bank for just $9.99. As a community hub, Lewis Drug also offers a safe donation site for warm winter clothes. Customer donations go on to the Keep Keloland Warm organization, which distributes winter wear to vulnerable adults across the region.  

Supporting the community in more ways than one, Lewis Drug also champions small local businesses. The company ensures that each and every location celebrates the unique spirit of its specific region by stocking locally sourced products and promoting local businesses. This helps Lewis Drug foster a sense of community, wherever it may be. Some of the company’s current partners include the Prairie Berry Winery, a range of South-Dakota wines made minutes from Mount Rushmore, and SDSU Ice Cream, a unique ice cream brand operated entirely by SDSU students at the Davis Dairy Plant in Brookings. Lewis supports over 60 local vendors. 

Community is the driving force behind everything Lewis Drug does. As it continues to grow and establish new locations across the Midwest, it’s clear that this convenience store chain will always proffer a helping hand.