California, USA — The Stater Bros. “Family” of Employees is proud toannounce that a $40,000 check will be presented to 5th District Riverside CountySupervisor Marion Ashley for the Esperanza Firefighters Assistance Fund onTuesday, December 19, 2006 at the Company’s Oak Valley Supermarket in Beaumont.This charitable contribution represents donations made by Stater Bros.’customers, members of the Stater Bros. “Family” of Employees, and theCompany.
These funds will be used to provide assistance to the families of the five U.S. Forest Service firefighters who were killed battling the Esperanza Fire inRiverside County. To date, the fund has grown to over $1,000,000.
Stater Bros. is inviting the media and public to attend this special checkpresentation which will include representatives from the U. S. Forest Service,California Department of Forestry, Wildland Firefighters Foundation, RiversideCounty Board of Supervisors and Stater Bros. Markets.
WHAT: Check presentation to Esperanza Firefighters Assistance Fund WHEN:Tuesday, December 19, 2006 TIME: 3:00 p.m. WHERE: Stater Bros. Oak ValleySupermarket 1430 Beaumont Avenue Beaumont, California 92223 DIRECTIONS: (fromI-10 Freeway) – – – Exit at Oak Valley Parkway – – – Turn North on Oak ValleyParkway – – – Corner of Oak Valley Parkway and Beaumont Avenue
Stater Bros. was founded in 1936 in Yucaipa, California, and has grownsteadily through the years to become the largest privately owned SupermarketChain in California and the largest private employer in both San BernardinoCounty and Riverside County, with annual sales in 2005 of $3.4 billion. In theOctober 2006 issue of a Leading National Consumer Magazine, Stater Bros. wasrated as the best place to shop for groceries among Full Service SupermarketChains in Southern California and No. 10 in America. Stater Bros. also owns andoperates Heartland Farms, provider of Knudsen Dairy products to SouthernCalifornia. The Company currently operates 162 Supermarkets, and there are over17,000 members of the Stater Bros. “Family” of Employees.