San Bernardino, California-based Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling and Stater Bros. Charities, the philanthropic arm of Stater Bros. Markets, are partnering for their Give Back program during National Military Appreciation Month.
The program will run in May, during which Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling will donate $0.25 per product purchased to the Bob Hope USO. Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling is donating up to $15,000, and Stater Bros. Charities will match their donation for a total contribution of up to $30,000.
Bob Hope USO’s mission is to strengthen America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. The “Give Back” program is an opportunity to show gratitude and support those involved in the military and to care for their families while they are away from home on deployment.
“Stater Bros. Markets was founded by World War II veterans and led by a Navy veteran for over 30 years, so supporting veterans, service members and their families is very near and dear to our hearts,” said Danielle Oehlman, director of the Stater Bros. Charities.
“We’re proud of our continuing partnership with Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling and delivering life-improving benefits for our country’s military and their families.”
Lorin Stewart, president of the USO West Region, said, “We are deeply grateful to Stater Bros. Charities and Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling for being sustaining partners of the USO. The Give Back program embodies the essence of the USO mission by enabling the community at large to come together to support and give thanks to our armed forces and their brave military families in an impactful way.”
Funds raised throughout the campaign will benefit the military and their families throughout Southern California.
Select products included in the promotion are Coca-Cola, Coke Zero Sugar and Diet Coke in 20-ounce, 0.5 liter – six pack, mini cans six-pack or 10-pack, and 12-ounce – eight pack, Smartwater 1 liter singles, six-pack and 12-pack.
Stater Bros. Charities is a nonprofit that supports needs in the communities where Stater Bros. employees live and work. Since 2008, Stater Bros. Charities has invested more than $35 million in local organizations and causes that benefit hunger relief, children’s well-being, education, health, veterans and active service members and pet well-being.