By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– This summer Stater Bros. Charities donated $100,000 and over 150,000 pounds of fresh and healthy food to our local food banks to help bolster food reserves and alleviate child hunger in the communities we are privileged to serve. When school is out of session children do not have access to free or reduced-priced school meal programs and families struggle to make ends meet.
“Stater Bros. has always believed in not just doing business in the community but being part of the community and we are proud to partner with our local food banks and local non-profit agencies to help feed our neighbors in need,” said Nancy Negrette, Chairman and President of Stater Bros. Charities.
These donations were made possible through the generosity of our valued customers and family of employees. During the Harvesting Hope in Our Communityholiday campaign, Bag of Hope donation cards were available to purchase at all Stater Bros. Market locations. The proceeds resulted in the following donations to our local food bank partners.
Monetary donations totaling $100,000 supported:
- Community Action Partnership – Kern County
- Desert Manna
- Inland Empire United Way – Desert Communities
- Inland Harvest Food Bank
- Salvation Army Corps (Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Kern and Ventura counties)
Donations totaling over 150,000 lbs. of fresh and healthy food:
(Included bags of apples, carrots and potatoes, canned corn, canned green beans, canned tuna and boxes of oatmeal)
- Feeding America Riverside & San Bernardino Counties
- FIND Food Bank
- San Diego County Food Bank
- Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County
About Stater Bros. Charities
Stater Bros. Charities is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports critical needs in the communities where Stater Bros. employees live and work. Since 2008, Stater Bros. Charities has provided funding to countless local organizations and causes that benefit hunger relief, children’s well-being, education, health, and help for our nation’s veterans and active service members. Funds are raised throughout the year from generous customers, supplier friends, and caring members of the Stater Bros. Supermarket Family. For more information log onto www.staterbros.com.