Charitable Giving


Our motto at The Save Mart Companies is to nourish community. That has so many meanings, and we love that it doesn’t necessarily involve food. It could be anything that makes us stronger as a community. We are committed to donating more than $5 million annually to the communities we serve. We helped build a baseball field for physically-challenged kids; contributed items for charity auctions; funded English classes. Those are just some examples of nourishing community by filling the needs of the under-served and supporting causes our shoppers care about.


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This is our signature charitable-giving program in which The Save Mart Companies donates up to 3% of profits to local schools and organizations. The Company is committed to giving $4.5 million annually. All shoppers have to do is sign up at www.escrip.com/shares and designate which non-profits or schools will receive up to…
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The Save Mart Companies CARES Foundation

The Save Mart Companies has been interested and involved in charitable causes since its founders, Nick Tocco and Mike Piccinini, opened the doors of their first store back in 1952. That legacy continues today with The Save Mart Companies and its owners and operators still living by the philosophy of giving…
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Store Giving

You may present a written donation request valued at $50 or less to your local store. Based on the stores allotted budget your request may be approved or declined at store level. Support requests for more than $50 can be mailed directly to the corporate office to the attention of…
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Kids Sports Sponsorships

Each store has a cooler to loan out each season to kids’ sports team. Once a week, the team can come in and receive treats for the game for free. Ask your local Save Mart, Lucky, FoodMaxx, S-Mart or MaxxValue store manager for details. In addition to coolers, Save Mart,…
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Adopt A School

Our FoodMaxx and MaxxValue stores adopt a school every year. That entitles them to things like teacher treats and donated books. Please ask your local store manager for details.    
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Local Food Bank Support

Sometimes produce has a blemish, or food is near their expiration date, but still consumable. Under our Fresh Rescue Program, our stores have a partnership with local food banks, enabling them to pick up goods that they can’t sell but are still safe to eat. In 2016, we donated more…
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Fundraising

We hold special fundraising opportunities in our stores a few times a year to help organizations in need. It's an opportunity for our shoppers to donate to special causes at check-stands. These are charities that have long-standing relationships with The Save Mart Companies. Customers can be confident their donations will…
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Major Events & Sponsorships

Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR Race Golden State Warriors Chinese New Year/Flower Festival – San Francisco Dragon Boat Festival – San Francisco Hot August Nights- Reno Big Fresno Fair California State Fair Sacramento Gold Rush Days Cinco de Mayo Festival –San Jose/Fresno Festival Del Sol- Santa Clara Fresno Grizzles/Modesto Nuts –Minor…
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