More than 200 members of the Stater Bros. “family” of employees, friends and suppliers as well as representatives from Operation Community Cares, a local organization that supports the U.S. troops, will gather to prepare 1,000 care packages for local military members currently serving overseas in celebration of Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 21.
The event will take place 6 a.m.-2 p.m. in the east parking lot of the Stater Bros. corporate offices at 301 S. Tippecanoe Avenue in San Bernardino, California.
“We at OCC are so excited to work together with Stater Bros. Charities to continue the mission to boost morale for our men and women overseas. The feedback we continue to get has been overwhelming as to how much a care package can do,” said Ryan Orr, VP of Operation Community Cares. “…some simple items sent with love can lift spirits and make them smile. We are told it saves lives. God Bless Stater Bros. and all they do for our community.”
Jack H. Brown, executive chairman of Stater Bros. Markets and a Navy veteran, said, “Stater Bros. has a rich legacy of service to this great nation and a long-standing commitment to the support of our country’s veterans and service members. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Armed Forces Day than by preparing care packages from the Heartland for our local military members to let them know we’re thinking of them and praying that they come home safe . . . and come home soon.”
The event is closed to the public.