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 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.

The Save Mart Companies C.A.R.E.S Foundation

The Save Mart Companies C.A.R.E.S. Foundation was established as a means of strengthening the communities served by our FoodMaxx, Lucky and Save Mart stores. Annually, the foundation contributes approximately a quarter of a million dollars in small grants to support community-based, non-profit organizations throughout our operating area. Our giving guidelines…
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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 a 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…
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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

The Save Mart Companies is proud to participate in Feeding America’s Fresh Rescue program. Each of our stores donates its safe, unsaleable fresh foods to local food banks throughout our operating area. In 2019, our stores donated more than 7.2 million pounds of fresh food to local food banks in…
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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

While most public events are on hold at this time The Save Mart Companies is proud to support: 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…
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