Grocery and Drug Chains Give Back To Communities

Top grocery and drug stores are taking big steps towards giving back to the community. Some of them include CVS, Eckerd and Albertsons who have launched projects on their own in their respective neighborhoods in order to give their business that essential ‘local’ touch.

CVS Pharmacy – CVS works closely with Covering Kids, which is a national program carried out by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. It is designed to communicate the accessibility to low cost and free healthcare coverage for children who are not insured. Through this program, CVS ensures that necessary the awareness is created, in every state and the District of Columbia via the State Children’s Health Insurance Program and Medicaid.

Eckerd – This drug store is also focused on assisting kids and has a mission to raise more than $140,000 to back the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). The Foundation’s aim is to find a cure of diabetes and its other complications by way of supporting research. Wayne Harris, Eckerd chairperson and chief executive officer said, “Eckerd believes strongly in giving back to the communities in which we operate our neighborhood drug stores, and through our sponsorship of JDRF, we will help raise much needed funds for diabetes research that will ultimately help countless children with this disease.”

Albertsons – High on the environmental conservation efforts, Albertsons has upped its efforts in this regard. The chain has taken huge steps to cut down on their energy consumption by as much as 10%. This program also received a special accolade from the Environmental Protection Agency. Glenn Barrett, senior energy manager of Albertsons said, “Energy conservation is good business, and it is also an integral part of our commitment to protect the environment as we make life easier for our customers, our associates and the neighborhoods in which our stores are located.”