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The Save Mart Blog

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Big Increase for Holiday Give. Share. CARE! Drive

Jan 2, 2017

Save Mart, Lucky and FoodMaxx shoppers were very generous this holiday season. They donated more than $316,000 to three dozen food banks throughout California and Northern Nevada. That’s a 30% increase from 2015 when stores collected $240,000. Each year, customers can tear off a donation coupon at checkout and hand it to their cashier. Coupons […]

Save Mart, FoodMaxx, Lucky Make Holidays Brighter

Dec 20, 2016

  The Corporate Offices of Save Mart and FoodMaxx held their 6th Annual Giving Tree, a fun and friendly holiday giving competition that benefits the Modesto Gospel Mission. This year, they were able to collect 60 shopping carts full of food, gifts for 151 children, 108 boxes of clothing, 78 boxes of gifts, 20 sleeping […]

New Carson City FoodMaxx Gives to Community

Dec 12, 2016

FoodMaxx is taking Nevada by storm, opening its second store in the state on December 7. To highlight FoodMaxx’s commitment to the community, the store donated $500 to its adopted school, Empire Elementary. Students from the third, fourth and fifth grade sang Christmas songs at the grand opening. Friends in Service Helping (FISH) also received […]

Community Life Garden Gets 10 Tons of Compost

Dec 12, 2016

Save Mart steps up to donate 10 tons of compost to the Community Life Garden in Reedley. A professional gardener is trying to help promote healthy eating, gardening and outdoor activity. She needed compost to make get started on 1-1/2 acres of land. Save Mart was one of the early adopters of composting, starting 1997. […]

Give. Share. CARE! Holiday Drive Underway

Nov 27, 2016

  During the Give. Share. CARE! Holiday Drive, all Save Mart, Lucky and FoodMaxx stores enable shoppers to contribute to local food banks at checkout. Community VIPs helped kick-off or highlight the campaign. In Bakersfield, Mayor Harvey Hall made the first donation at a FoodMaxx store, giving $200 to Community Action of Kern Food Bank. […]

FoodMaxx Celebrates Nevada Debut with Donation to Local School

Nov 20, 2016

To celebrate its Nevada debut, the new FoodMaxx store donated $1,000 to its adopted school, Lincoln Park Elementary School. All FoodMaxx stores adopt one school at the beginning of the academic year to help the school raise money and to build a relationship with teachers. As a treat for attendees of the grand opening, kindergarten […]

Save Mart & Lucky Stores Hold Turkey Drives

Nov 20, 2016

Three food banks benefit from partnership with The Save Mart Companies: SACRAMENTO TURKEY DRIVE Save Mart Supermarkets partnered with Sacramento Food Bank & Family Service to hold another successful Turkey Drive. More than 13,000 turkeys came in on Friday, November 18. Save Mart proudly donated 300 frozen birds at the end! Teams from several stores […]

NV Diabetes Camp Receives $15,000 C.A.R.E.S. Grant

Nov 1, 2016

The Save Mart C.A.R.E.S. Foundation has been sponsoring Teen Camp since 2010 … a camp run by the Nevada/California Diabetes Association for kids aged 12-17,  living with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. This year, C.A.R.E.S. donated $15,000. The teen years are offer the hardest for a person with diabetes. The camp is designed […]

Veterans Food Drive For Troops Overseas

Oct 31, 2016

      Save Mart stores in the Modesto-region have teamed up with Power Talk AM 1360 Radio to hold food drives at various locations in the two weeks leading up to Veterans Day. Operation Creekside and Veterans First will package the goods and send to our troops overseas. Being so far away from home for extended […]

New FoodMaxx Store Donates to Local Schools

Oct 13, 2016

FoodMaxx opened a new store in the Sacramento suburb of North Highlands on October 12. To celebrate, the store donated $500 each to two neighborhood schools: North Country Elementary, which is also the store’s adopted school, and Creative Connections Arts Academy, which combines rigorous academic study with the performing and visual arts. As a thank […]