Stater Bros. Markets presents $30,000 check to San Bernardino National Forest

This is a press release from Stater Bros.:

Final installment of commitment by Stater Bros. and Coca-Cola Refreshments to replant 100,000 trees in the San Bernardino National Forest

Stater Bros. Markets recently presented a check in the amount of $30,000 to the San Bernardino National Forest. This is the final installment of a $100,000, multi-year commitment to replant 100,000 trees in the San Bernardino National Forest.

In 2009, Stater Bros. Markets and Coca-Cola Refreshments joined forces to help the local mountains, which were severely impacted by devastating wildfires in 2003 and 2007. Each spring since then, these funds have been used to replant native trees to help revitalize the damaged forest areas in the San Bernardino National Forest. This funding will continue to be used for several more planting seasons.

Representatives from Stater Bros. Markets recently presented a $30,000 check to the San Bernardino National Forest as the third and final installment of a partnership with Coca-Cola to replant 100,000 trees to help restore Southern California’s San Bernardino National Forest. Pictured (l to r) are Susan Atkinson, Stater Bros. Vice President Corporate Affairs; Mary Beth Najera, Forest Resource Officer; Tom Gillett, Deputy Forest Supervisor; Jack H. Brown, Stater Bros. Chairman and CEO; Jody Noiron, Forest Supervisor; and Marilyn Ryan, Stater Bros. Director Special Projects.

Stater Bros. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jack H. Brown, who is a former member of the Del Rosa Hot Shots, an elite firefighting crew, stated, “Helping the communities we serve is a priority for Stater Bros. That’s why we joined forces with our supplier partner Coca-Cola Refreshments to help restore our beautiful San Bernardino National Forest to healthy levels and build a better tomorrow for all.”

“Planting trees is part of restoring, enhancing, and maintaining the health of our Nation’s forests,” said San Bernardino Forest Supervisor Jody Noiron. “Working together with partners such as Stater Bros. and Coca Cola, helps us increase the pace that we can ecologically restore the forest,” Supervisor Noiron added.

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 … PROUDLY SERVING SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FAMILIES FOR 76 YEARS

(link to Stater Bros. Press Release HERE)