CVS Caremark Raises $5,000 Through Annual Fundraising Events

St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance would like to thank those fantastic “Hunger Heroes” from CVS Caremark for providing more than 35,000 meals for their community through its annual fundraising events.

Lou Evers and CVS Caremark held the Amazing Rain Tree Pie Toss, where managers, directors and vice president’s graciously volunteered to be “auctioned off” to receive a pie tossed gently at them. Employees from all over the building joined in, and everybody had a lot of fun, as you can see from the pictures.

CVS Caremark raised more than $5,000 this year by hosting events like Jeans Week (where employees were permitted to wear jeans to the office for a week for a $5 donation), and by raffling off a flame-top Les Paul copy guitar, a Kindle Fire and a Logitech Keyboard and Mouse. The pie toss alone raised over $800 and Jim Hintzen, founder and coordinator of Jeans Week, graciously donated a guitar from his own collection to the fundraiser. (You can let go of that ax anytime now, Jim!)

What a great way to help feed neighbors in need and have a great time doing it. Thank you CVS Caremark!

CVS Caremark Becomes the Latest St. Mary’s “Hunger Hero”

St. Mary’s would like to recognize CVS Caremark as the latest company to join the ranks of “Hunger Hero” status with Food Bank! This elite group of donors is comprised of companies that support St. Mary’s and the hungry of Arizona on three different levels – with donated food, volunteerism, and financial support.

CVS Caremark had a group of nearly 60 lawyers (yes, we did hear some lawyer jokes) at the Del E. Webb Distribution Center on Jan. 11th, bringing with them a check for $2,500 which will allow the Food Bank to distribute enough food for more than 17,000 meals. The company also regularly donates volunteer time by packing and sorting donated food for our emergency food boxes and also donates food from its stores as part of the Food Rescue Program.

Many of the CVS Caremark folks who donated time are from other areas of the country, and we’re hoping that they take the message of the need to help the hungry back to their hometowns and food banks. Thank you to everyone, and we hope to see you back again soon!