You might remember that See’s Candies had to shut down operations because of the COVID-19 crisis. In March they shut down for the first time since World War II when they had to cease manufacturing because of rationing. Recently See’s not only had to stop production, but they also had to close their stores as well. What to do with all that delicious candy that is going unsold?
See’s decided to donate it to hundreds of hospitals and first responders.
100 tons of candy also went to food banks, missions, and organizations like Meals on Wheels. Some of the candy went to John Muir hospital in Walnut Creek.
Want some really,REALLY good news? See’s is slowly ramping up production once again, and taking orders through their website. Most of their stores are still closed, but See’s is trying out having a few stores open so customers can pick up candy at a safe distance.
Clerks are, of course, still wearing their traditional white…..and masks.
Jack Kulp and Carolyn McArdle talked about it on the air! Listen below...