More than 200 members of the Stater Bros. “family” of employees, friends, suppliers and representatives from Operation Community Cares, a local organization that supports the U.S. troops, gathered to prepare 1,000 care packages for local military members serving overseas in celebration of Armed Forces Day.
The event took place on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at the Stater Bros. corporate offices and distribution center located at 301 S. Tippecanoe Avenue in San Bernardino, California.
“We at OCC are so excited to have worked 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. “To think 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.”
“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,” said Jack H. Brown, executive chairman of Stater Bros. Markets and a Navy veteran. “I couldn’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.”