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Bashas’ To Commemorate Navajo Police Officers Day May 13


Last updated on May 13th, 2022 at 10:07 am

Arizona-based Bashas’ Diné Markets will honor the commitment and dedication of the Navajo Nation law enforcement community with complimentary treats on May 13 for Navajo Police Officer’s Day.

The nine grocery stores on the Navajo Nation will serve free pumpkin cookies and donuts from their bakeries, as well as free 12-oz. coffees and 24-oz. soft drinks from their delis. Additionally, the Starbucks inside the Window Rock, Tuba City and Kayenta grocery stores will also offer free tall brewed or iced coffees.

To redeem their free treats, police officers must visit the store in person and be either wearing a uniform or presenting their badge. Each officer is limited to one pumpkin cookie and/or donut and one coffee or soft drink.

Navajo Police Officer’s Day recognizes law enforcement officers across the Navajo Nation who are protecting and serving the community. Aware of the challenges they face every day, Basha’s Diné Markets are supporters of the Navajo Nation law enforcement community.

Since opening its first Diné Market more than 40 years ago, Bashas’ has been a collaborative member of the Navajo Nation, supporting community programs and partnerships. Bashas’ has become the modern-day trading post for the Navajo people. At least 95 percent of the store employees at Bashas’ Diné Markets are Native American, and each store location gives back a percentage of its profits to the Navajo Nation.

Bashas’ is one of very few non-Native-American retailers with stores on the Navajo Nation. In 1982, Bashas’ opened its first reservation store in Chinle, followed by Tuba City in 1983, Kayenta in 1985, Window Rock in 1989, Crownpoint, New Mexico, in 1990, Pinon in 1993, Dilkon in 2002, Sanders in 2018, and Shiprock, New Mexico, in 2021.

Bashas’ Family of Stores – the family-owned grocer that operates Food City, AJ’s Fine Foods, Eddie’s Country Store, and both Bashas’ and Bashas’ Diné supermarkets – was founded by brothers Ike and Eddie Basha Sr. With more than 100 grocery stores, it is one of the largest employers in the state and one of the Best Places to Work in Arizona. Since the company’s inception in 1932, Bashas’ has given back more than $100 million to the communities it serves.

For more information, visit bashas.com.

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