United States Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Receives Gift From Stater Bros. Charities

Donation will make Holiday Season Brighter for Children in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties

Dec 14, 2010, 13:30 ET from Stater Bros. Charities

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- For the sixth year in a row, Stater Bros. has been a part of spreading cheer through the local Toys for Tots Program.  The Stater Bros. "Family" of Employees and Stater Bros. Charities proudly presented a $24,160.00 check to representatives from the United States Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program on Friday, December 10th.  Representatives from the United States Marine Corps and ROTC Cadets attended the check presentation ceremony at the Stater Bros. Corporate Offices.

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Wayne Harkley, MSgt, USMC (Retired) and Captain Edwin Nunez I-I. Delta Co. 4th Tanks 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.  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."

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.

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's welfare, 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.  For more information log onto www.staterbros.com.

About Stater Bros. Markets

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.



Sarah Cain

Executive Director

Stater Bros. Charities



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