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Stater Bros., PepsiCo Donate $50K To Patriots Foundation

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Last updated on May 9th, 2024 at 12:05 pm

Stater Bros. Markets and PepsiCo employees recently gathered to commemorate PepsiCo’s ninth annual “Rolling Remembrance,” a 14,000 mile long relay that honors military heroes who lost their lives while serving the U.S. military.

This cross-country relay embarks from Seattle, transporting an American flag first flown on a UH-60M Blackhawk helicopter in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. PepsiCo’s network of veteran drivers will pass off the flag to each other at different relay points. The relay will conclude at PepsiCo headquarters in Purchase, New York, just before Memorial Day.

During the stop at Stater Bros. Markets’ headquarters on March 28, Stater Bros. Charities and PepsiCo presented a $50,000 donation to the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation, an organization that provides college scholarships and educational counseling to children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. Since 2017, this partnership has donated the equivalent of 56 years of college for Fallen Patriots scholars.

“We are very grateful for our continued partnership with PepsiCo and Children of Fallen Patriots. Supporting the education of the children of the heroes that lost their lives serving our country is just one way we can honor their memory,” said Nancy Negrette, chairman and president of Stater Bros. Charities.

Funds will assist families of service members from all branches of the armed forces who have died as a result of combat casualties, military training accidents, service-related illnesses and suicide, as well as other duty-related deaths as ruled by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

About Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation

Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation honors the sacrifices of fallen military heroes by ensuring the success of their children through college education. Since 2002, the foundation has provided more than $79 million in support to more than 3,250 military children from all branches who lost a parent in the line of duty. It estimates there are about 25,000 such children, and they will need $750 million to complete college.

About Stater Bros. Charities

Stater Bros. Charities is a nonprofit that supports needs in the communities where Stater Bros. operates. Since 2008, Stater Bros. Charities has invested more than $40 million in local organizations and causes that benefit hunger relief, children’s well-being, education, health, help for the nation’s veterans and active service members. Funds are raised throughout the year from customers, suppliers and members of the community.

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