LOS ANGELES, May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Ralphs is inviting customers to join in supporting the men and women of the armed forces and their families during its annual Honoring Our Heroes campaign in partnership with the USO.
To honor our military heroes, Ralphs and other Kroger-family stores, together with customers and employees, are raising money to support the USO's broad range of programs that assist service members and their families. Since 2010, The Kroger Co., of which Ralphs is a division, has provided more than $18.2 million to support the USO. This year, Ralphs and Kroger will be donating a combined $1 million to the USO.
Ralphs customers and associates will be able to show their support to our service men and women in many ways this year, including:
- Donating spare change in specially-marked USO coin boxes that will be at the check stands in all Ralphs supermarkets from May 24 to July 15. One-hundred percent of donations will go to the USO.
- Purchasing a $5, $10 or $15 donation card from the in-store USO display. The card amount will be donated to the USO.
- Purchasing a Coca-Cola product at Ralphs. Coca-Cola is partnering with the Kroger Co. Family of stores, including Ralphs, to donate $50,000 to the USO. Ralphs customer can show their support of our nation's service members by purchasing a Coca-Cola product.
"The USO supports our military and their families in so many ways—from being right there for the wounded, injured and ill, to helping those who are on deployment record a bed time story for their children," said Kendra Doyel, Ralphs' vice president of corporate affairs. "The USO connects with our service men and women every step of the way, and Ralphs is proud to honor our troops and veterans by supporting them."
Customers can also learn how to volunteer with the USO, make a donation or meet some of the more than 35,000 military veterans working at Ralphs and Kroger, by visiting www.honoringourheroes.com.
Ralphs Grocery Company was founded in 1873 and currently operates 193 supermarkets from its headquarters in Los Angeles. Last year, Ralphs contributed more than $6 million to support education, hunger relief, women's health and local nonprofit organizations in the communities served by the company's stores. Ralphs is a subsidiary of The Kroger Co., (NYSE: KR), one of the nation's largest food retailers, based in Cincinnati, Ohio. For more about Ralphs, please visit our web site at www.ralphs.com.
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