SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — See's Candies is helping health care workers during the coronavirus pandemic with a heaping helping of gratitude.
The California-based candy maker is donating 34,500 pounds — about $795,000 worth — of candy to hospitals within the Sharp Healthcare system and other nonprofit groups in San Diego.
Candy from nine See's shops in San Diego will be donated to Sharp Rees-Stealy Hospital on Thursday.
“We want to thank Sharp Healthcare for their partnership in helping See’s Candies with this effort. Together, with the Sharp Healthcare team, See’s is thrilled to support front-line hospital workers and health care professionals,” Pat Egan, CEO of See’s Candies, said in a statement. “We all need a little comfort and positivity right now, and donating See’s is a great way to make people’s day better."
Other hospitals that will receive the donation include Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, Sharp Coronado Hospital, Sharp Grossmont Hospital, Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns, Sharp Memorial Hospital, Sharp Memorial Outpatient Pavilion, Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital, and Sharp Healthcare's corporate office and other facilities.
According to Lori Moore, Chair of Sharp Healthcare’s Board of Directors, more than 18,000 Sharp employees will enjoy the treats.
See's says it's also providing candy donations to volunteers at other local groups, including the San Diego Food Bank and Serving Seniors, and SDG&E.