Stater Bros. Charities has presented a $26,000 check to representatives from the United States Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program, a charity the grocer has participated in for the past seven years.
This year, the grocer increased its donation to address the increased number of requests for toys from Southern California community kids. Representatives from the United States Marine Corps and ROTC Cadets attended the check presentation ceremony at the Stater Bros. corporate offices in San Bernardino.
“Stater Bros. believes in giving back to the communities we serve,” said Jack H. Brown, chairman of the board and CEO of Stater Bros. Markets. “We want to help make the Holiday wishes of so many children come true this year.”
Wayne Harkley, MSgt, USMC (Retired) and local ROTC Cadets from the Fontana High School Marine Corps Junior Officers Training Corps received the check on behalf of the Marine Corps Reserve. The United States Marine Corps Reserve will use the donation to purchase thousands of toys that will be distributed to community-based organizations in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties, and these organizations will donate the toys to local children and families who are in need of a helping hand this holiday season.
This generous donation was made possible through a partnership between Stater Bros., Stater Bros. Charities, and the manufacturers of Stater Bros. brand products. Stater Bros.’ customers support the United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program every time they purchase a Stater Bros. brand product.
Stater Bros. operates 167 Supermarkets in Southern California.