LAFAYETTE, La. — As a way to bring some joy during this difficult time, CVS Pharmacy stores are donating more than $5 million worth of seasonal treats to local community organizations, including hospitals, food banks, schools, and senior centers across the country.
The candy donations include many fan-favorite brands like Reese’s, Dover, Ghirardelli, Hershey’s and more.
In the Acadiana area, the following groups received donations:
Hope for Opelousas, Youngsville Rotary Club, OLOL Children's Hospital, Faith House, Our Lady of Lourdes Women's and Children's Hospital, Clair House Bayou Vista, Gardere Initiative, Catholic Diocese St. Theresa Works of Wisdom, Boys and Girls Club of Acadiana, Lafayette General, Living Word Christian Center, Faith and Youth Counseling, Our Saviors Church/Jesus Worship Center, Kaplan Food Bank, The Blake Adult Care Center, Brookdale Nursing Home, YWCA/Hope House, Alexandria Hope House
A release from the company says that field leaders and managers at CVS Pharmacy stores will select local organizations to receive the donations, focusing on hospitals, food banks, senior centers, youth programs and other critical resources.