Stater Bros. Charities, along with their customers and family of employees, raised more than $435,000 to address food insecurity in the communities they serve. Funds will provide up to 3.9 million meals to individuals and families in need throughout Southern California.
During the months of November and December, customers and employees contributed in-store by donating loose change in the coin canisters or adding a $5 donation card during checkout; and online by scanning a QR code or sending a text to give.
“These funds come at a critical time as we head into the new year and our neighbors continue to struggle through the pandemic and economic downturn,” said Nancy Negrette, chairman and president Stater Bros. Charities. “We are extremely grateful for the generosity of our valued customers and employees during these challenging times. Their support ensures food gets into the hands who need it most.”
All funds raised throughout the campaign will stay local with a large portion benefitting regional food banks (listed below) and the remaining distributed among smaller food pantries, shelters, community kitchens, etc.
Regional Food Banks:
- Community Action Partnership of Kern County;
- Feeding America of Riverside l San Bernardino Counties;
- FIND Food Bank;
- Los Angeles Regional Food Bank;
- San Diego County Food Bank; and
- Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County.
San Bernardino, California-based 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, 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.