United States Marine Corps Toys For Tots Receives $26,000 From Stater Bros. Charities Donation will make Holiday Season Brighter for Children in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For the eighth year in a row, Stater Bros. has been a part of spreading cheer through the local Toys for Tots Program.  Stater Bros. Charities, the charitable arm of Stater Bros. Markets, proudly presented a $26,000.00 check to representatives from the United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program earlier this month.  With toy requests being at an all time high, Stater Bros. Charities wanted to help meet the needs of Southern California kids.  Representatives from the United States Marine Corps attended the check presentation ceremony at the Stater Bros. Corporate Offices and received the check on behalf of the Marine Corps.

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The United States Marine Corps will use the donation to purchase thousands of toys.  These toys 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.

"The Stater Bros. 'Family' believes in giving back to the communities we serve," said Jack H. Brown, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Stater Bros. Markets.  "We are very proud to help make the Holiday wishes of so many children come true this year by supporting the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program."

This generous donation was made possible through a partnership between Stater Bros. Charities, Stater Bros. Markets, 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.

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. employees live and work.  Since 2008, Stater Bros. Charities has provided funding to countless local organizations and causes that benefit hunger relief, children in need, education for both youth and adults, services for the elderly and care for our Nation's Veterans.  Funds are raised throughout the year from generous customers, supplier friends, and caring members of the Stater Bros. Supermarket Family.

About Stater Bros. Markets
Stater Bros. 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.  The Company currently operates 167 Supermarkets, and there are over 18,000 members of the Stater Bros. Supermarket Family.  Stater Bros. was recently rated the "Best Full Service Supermarket Chain in Southern California."  For more information log onto www.staterbros.com.

STATER BROS. CHARITIES…CARING FOR THE COMMUNITIES WE SERVE!

Contact:
Susan Atkinson
President
Stater Bros. Charities
909-733-5495
sarah.cain@staterbros.com

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