Tens of thousands of socks just in time for the cold weather

In the spirit of the global celebration of giving, Save Mart, Lucky and FoodMaxx are donating 60,000 pairs of socks tomorrow to several organizations that help the communities our stores serve. “HomeFirst is so grateful to Lucky for the donation of 12,000 socks for our homeless clients,” said Claire Wagner of HomeFirst Services in Silicon Valley. “We have never had such a large donation of clothing before, and socks are an essential item. Keeping feet warm and dry is a difficult challenge when you’re homeless, and many people don’t realize what a health hazard it is to have feet that are cold, wet and dirty. In the middle of a very cold spell that necessitated us opening up our shelters early to house more people, this couldn’t have come at a better time.“

The following organizations will each be receiving 2,000 6-packs of socks (12,000 pairs). Photo and/or video opportunities of the deliveries are available according to the following schedule:

  • Dec 1 Modesto Gospel Mission
    8:00 am 1400 Yosemite Blvd, Modesto
  • Dec 1 Bay Area Rescue Mission
    11:00 am 123 MacDonald Avenue, Richmond
  • Dec 1 HomeFirst Services of Santa Clara County
    12:30 pm 507 Valley Way, Milpitas
  • Dec 7* Reno-Sparks Gospel Mission
    12 noon 2115 Timber Way, Reno
  • Dec 8* Poverello House
    12 noon 412 F Street, Fresno
*Due to distance & schedule conflicts, all deliveries cannot take place on Giving Tuesday.

For more information, please call Nannette Miranda 925.833.6136

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Based in the heart of the Central Valley, Save Mart Supermarkets is committed to sourcing a wide variety of local products ensuring that ‘fresh comes first’ for neighborhoods throughout California and Northern Nevada. The company employs over 16,000 team members and operates 211 traditional and price impact stores under the banners of Save Mart, Lucky, FoodMaxx, S-Mart Foods, and Maxx Value Foods. In addition to its retail operation, Save Mart owns and operates two distribution centers — Smart Refrigerated Transport, Yosemite Wholesale Warehouse — and is a voting partner in Super Store Industries (SSI), which owns and operates a distribution center in Lathrop, Mid Valley Dairy in Fairfield, and Sunnyside Farms ice cream plant in Turlock. For more information on the company visit: www.SaveMart.com.