SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA (May 8, 2023) – Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling and Stater Bros. Charities, the philanthropic arm of Stater Bros. Markets, are partnering again this year for their Give Back program during National Military Appreciation Month. The program will run for the entire month of May, during which Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling will donate $0.25 per product purchased* to the Bob Hope USO. Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling is committed to 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 a unique opportunity to show gratitude and support to the brave men and women who continue to sacrifice their lives for our freedoms 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 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, 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 our military and their families throughout Southern California.
*Select products included are Coca-Cola, Coke Zero Sugar, and Diet Coke in 20oz, .5L – 6 pack, Mini Cans 6-pack or 10-pack, and 12oz – 8 pack, smartwater 1L singles, 6-pack, and 12-pack.
About Stater Bros. Charities
Stater Bros. Charities is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports critical needs in the communities where Stater Bros. teammates live and work. Since 2008, Stater Bros. Charities has invested over $35 million in countless local organizations and causes that benefit hunger relief, children’s well-being, education, health, veterans and active service members, and pet well-being. Funds are raised throughout the year from generous customers, supplier friends, and caring members of the Stater Bros. Markets Team.
About Stater Bros. Markets
Communities throughout Southern California look to Stater Bros. Markets for Fresh. Affordable. Community First. grocery shopping every day. Stater Bros. nurtures families and their communities at nearly 170 stores and through the helping hands of 18,000 caring employees. While the Stater Bros. meat counter is legendary for its quality and variety, every store department is designed to surprise and delight today’s shoppers. The Company lives out its values through the charitable efforts of its non-profit, Stater Bros. Charities. Learn more at staterbros.com.
About Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling
Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling is a West Coast and Midwest bottler and distributor of Coca-Cola brands and operates across 10 states: California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling manufactures and delivers Coca-Cola products to restaurants, sports venues, businesses, health care facilities, schools, convenience stores, and supermarkets. As a local bottler, Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling proudly supports the communities in which it operates.
About the USO
The USO strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home, and country, throughout their service to the nation. At hundreds of locations worldwide, we are united in our commitment to connect our service members and their families through countless acts of caring, comfort, and support. The USO is a private nonprofit organization, not a government agency. Our programs, services and entertainment tours are made possible by the American people, the support of our corporate partners, and the dedication of our volunteers and staff. To join us in this important mission and learn more about the USO, please visit USO.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
STATER BROS. CHARITIES…CARING FOR THE COMMUNITIES WE SERVE!