Honoring Ralphs' HeroesRalphs is also recognizing company employees and their families who are active and former military members. Associates like Yvette Villa who works at the Ralphs store at 5035 Pacific Coast Highway in Torrance while pursuing her dream of being an Army Specialist.
Customers can read more stories like Yvette's, and learn how to volunteer with the USO or make a donation, by visiting www.honoringourheroes.com.
This annual event is just one element of Kroger and Ralphs' year-round commitment to supporting members of the military and their families.
Kroger and Ralphs have hired more than 22,456 veterans since 2009, and helped the "100,000 Jobs Mission" surpass its original goal to hire 100,000 transitioning service members and military veterans by 2020 in January 2014, seven years early.Customers and associates of Ralphs will also be able to show their support for our service men and women from May 25 to August 16 by donating spare change in specially-marked coin boxes at check stands. About RalphsRalphs Grocery Company was founded in 1873 and currently operates 228 supermarkets from its headquarters in Los Angeles. Last year, Ralphs contributed more than $6 million to support education, hunger relief, women's health and local nonprofit organizations in the communities served by the company's stores. Ralphs is a subsidiary of The Kroger Co., (NYSE:KR), one of the nation's largest food retailers, based in Cincinnati, Ohio. For more about Ralphs, please visit our web site at www.ralphs.com. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130715/LA47427LOGO SOURCE Ralphs Grocery Company