Stater Bros. Turkey Program Will Help Feed More Than 165,000 People This Thanksgiving SeasonSAN BERNARDINO, Calif.  (  Stater Bros. Supermarkets has partnered with many local charities to help feed more than 165,000 people in need this Thanksgiving.  This is the 19th straight year that Stater Bros. has offered this unique program which is one of the components of the Stater Bros. “Harvesting Hope in our Community” Campaign.

Leading up to Thanksgiving, Stater Bros. assists qualified nonprofit organizations that feed the hungry by making a substantial contribution towards the purchase of turkeys. These organizations are located throughout the communities served by Stater Bros., which include San Bernardino County, Riverside County, Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Diego County, and Kern County.  

“The Stater Bros. Supermarket Family believes strongly in giving back to the communities we serve because we just don’t do business in a community, we are part of the community,” stated Jack H. Brown, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Stater Bros. Markets.  “This year the need is greater than ever, and we are glad to provide assistance so that many more families may have a joyous Thanksgiving.”

The 2nd Annual “Harvesting Hope in our Community” Campaign is providing food and funding throughout the months of November and December to assist with hunger relief efforts in the communities where Stater Bros. customers and employees live and work.  In addition to the Turkey Program, the Stater Bros. Harvesting Hope Campaign is helping in the following ways:

  • Stater Bros. Charities, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is presenting over $450,000 in cash donations to more than 100 Southern California food banks and self-help organizations  
  • All 167 Stater Bros. Supermarkets have food barrels in place to collect nonperishable food items for struggling families.
  • All 167 Stater Bros. Supermarkets are accepting additional cash donations at each check stand for allocation to food banks in the summer of 2011 when food reserves are traditionally low.

Stater Bros. Supermarkets was founded in 1936 in Yucaipa, California, and has grown steadily through the years to become the largest privately owned Supermarket Chain in Southern California and the largest private employer in both San Bernardino County and Riverside County, with annual sales in 2009 of $3.77 billion.  The Company currently operates 167 Supermarkets, and there are over 18,000 members of the Stater Bros. Supermarket Family.  Stater Bros. is the proud recipient of the “2010 Community Service Award” from America’s Supermarket Industry and will celebrate its 75th Anniversary in 2011.

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