CBS Local — Stater Bros. Charities and Operation Community Cares are sending over 1,000 care packages to local military personnel serving overseas.
“We at OCC are so excited to work together 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,” said Ryan Orr, Founder/President of Operation Community Cares, in a release. “To think some simple items, sent with love, can lift spirits and bring smiles! We are told it saves lives! God Bless Stater Bros. and all they do for our community.”
The care packages are sent to local servicemen and women who are currently deployed overseas.
“The Stater Family is grateful to our supplier friends – Frito Lay, Hershey, General Mills, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group and Mondelez International – who donated product for this event,” stated Pete Van Helden, President and CEO of Stater Bros. Markets, in a release. “Stater Bros. has a long-standing commitment of unwavering support for our country’s veterans and service members, and I can’t think of a better way to show that support than by preparing and sending 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.”
The care packages were put together earlier this month.