Stater Bros. stores have begun their annual Harvesting Hope campaign to help provide food for those in need.
They’ll be accepting monetary donations at registers (via collection canisters and $10 donation vouchers) and non-perishable food items in bins placed in the front of stores. Donated food does not need to be purchased at Staters.
The collections will continue through December 13.
Stater Bros. Charities will be donating more than $450,000 to local food banks and self-help organizations.
Harvesting Hope partners include:
- Desert Communities United Way
- FIND Food Bank
- Fort Irwin MWR Army Community Service Food Bank
- Inland Harvest Food Bank
- Morongo Basin Food Bank
- Salvation Army
In San Bernardino, donations are earmarked for the San Bernardino Salvation Army.
In December, the San Bernardino Corps assembles holiday food baskets for more than 700 local families. The donations it receives from Stater Bros. will be included in those baskets.
The San Bernardino Corps also needs food every day for those at its Hospitality House homeless shelter, its emergency family shelter and its cold weather shelter, which recently opened for the fall and winter 2010-11 cold season.
It also needs food for up to 200 people who receive a free dinner served six nights a week.
To donate food for the San Bernardino Corps of the Salvation army, please visit one of the following San Bernardino Stater Bros. locations:
- 648 W. Fourth St.
- 444 E. Base Line
- 1085 W. Highland Ave.
- 1522 E. Highland Ave.
- 161 E. 40th St.
- 977 Kendall Drive