In honor of Military Appreciation Month, Stater Bros. Charities is partnering with Chobani to provide $75,000 to Operation Homefront in support of military and veteran families in areas served by Stater Bros. Markets, including Pasadena.
“Stater Bros. Charities is committed to caring for our Nation’s veterans and active service members,” said Nancy Negrette, Chairman and President Stater Bros. Charities. “We are grateful for the partnership with Chobani and Operation Homefront to assist local military families, who selflessly serve our country.”
Peter McGuinness, president of Chobani, said it’s simply unacceptable that a single veteran or military family struggles to put food on their table.
“Those who serve our country deserve better than that,” he said. “We’ve been honored to support the incredible work of Operation Homefront for years, and this new partnership with Stater Bros. Charities only deepens our special relationship with this community of heroes that means so much to us.”
The funds will provide support to local military and veteran families struggling to make ends meet through Operation Homefront’s Critical Financial Assistance program, which helps families with grocery bills, rent/mortgage and utility bills, home and car repairs, and more.
“Simply put, many of our military families are struggling to make ends meet. Short-notice activations, unemployment or reduced work hours as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, have put a tremendous financial strain on this very special and deserving group of our fellow citizens,” said Brig. Gen. (ret.) John I. Pray Jr., President and CEO of Operation Homefront. “That is why we are so grateful Chobani and Stater Bros. Charities have stepped up at this critical time. By working together we will be able to help them in their time of need in recognition for all they have done for all of us in our nation’s time of need.”