By Sara Nydam
San Bernardino, California – The Stater Bros. family, along with members of Operation Community Cares, got together and prepared 1,000 packages to send to local deployed service members on May 21, 2016.
Between the two organizations, 200 people met at Stater Bros. Corporate Offices and Distribution Center in San Bernardino to prepare the care packages in honor of Armed Forces Day.
“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 a Navy Veteran and Executive Chairman of Stater Bros. Markets. “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,” Brown further stated.
“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,” stated 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,” Orr continued.