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    Volunteers prepare to serve meals at Salvation Army' San Bernardino CORPS office. photo by Carl Dameron

    Stater Bros. Gives back to hurting families in the Inland Empire
    (Moreno Valley, Calif.)  Donations will be made to non-profit organizations throughout the summer as part of the Harvesting Hope in Our Communities Program.  Specifically The Salvation Army Food Pantries in Moreno Valley, Hemet, Murrieta, Redlands, Riverside and San Bernardino.  They will get a much needed boost during the lean summer months when the Stater Bros. Charities will present a check on July 31st at the Salvation Army Moreno Valley Corps to aid in hunger relief. “This support is especially important during the summer months when many children of low-income families are more likely to go hungry” said Captain Julius Murphy, the Corps Officer of Moreno Valley.
    Food reserves are low, donations are down and jobs are scarce.  That’s why Stater Bros. Charities is stepping in to help make a difference this summer by donating $150,000 to local food panties.
    This past holiday season Stater Bros. Charities collected funds at each Stater Bros. Supermarket check stand as part of the “Harvesting Hope in Our Community” campaign.  Every Stater Bros. Store Manager also joined in the effort by placing food barrels in all 167 Stater Bros. Supermarkets at the front of the store.  In total, more than 35 tons of food was distributed to local Southern California communities.
    About Stater Bros. Charities
    Stater Bros Charities is a 501©(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.  For more information log onto www.staterbros.com.
    About The Salvation Army
    The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 129 years in the United States.  Nearly 30 million American receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children, 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide.  For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.


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