Harris Teeter and Molson Coors will partner with the national nonprofit, Operation Homefront, to donate holiday meal kits to 400 military families. The donation is in its fourteenth year and serves as an example of Molson Coors’ ongoing commitment to Operation Homefront; Harris Teeter is the retail partner who will provide the meals as part of the company’s annual Harvest Feast Food Drive and Round Up Campaign.
This donation at the Washington D.C. National Guard Armory is just one of the ways both Harris Teeter and Molson Coors show their commitment to the military. Molson Coors began its partnership with Operation Homefront in 2009 through its Miller Lite brand. The Operation Homefront Holiday Meals for Military® distribution is just part of the beer company’s overall efforts to help service members throughout the year. Harris Teeter also maintains a strong relationship with service members and their families through its support of USO as well as Believe in Heroes, a Wounded Warrior Project® initiative.
WHEN: Friday, November 18, 2022, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
WHERE: Washington D.C. National Guard Armory, 2001 E. Capitol Street SE, Washington, D.C. 20003-1719
Operation Homefront’s mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families so they can thrive – not simply struggle to get by – in the communities that they’ve worked so hard to protect. Holiday meals have been provided to more than 606,000 individual military family members across the country since the Holiday Meals for Military program began in 2010. 88% of Operation Homefront’s expenditures go directly to programs benefitting America’s military families.
“Military families continue to have a hard time when it comes to the already stressful holiday season. With inflation and rising cost of goods, we have seen an increase in financial need through our Critical Financial Assistance program – which includes financial need for food assistance,” said Vivian Dietrich, Senior Regional Director, Operation Homefront. “This Thanksgiving, Operation Homefront welcomes the opportunity to partner with Harris Teeter to provide holiday meals so families in the DC Metro area can enjoy a traditional holiday dinner without the financial burden."
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About Operation Homefront
Celebrating 20 years of serving America’s military families, Operation Homefront is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families so that they can thrive – not simply struggle to get by – in the communities they have worked so hard to protect. Recognized for superior performance by leading independent charity oversight groups, 88 percent of Operation Homefront expenditures go directly to programs that support tens of thousands of military families each year. Operation Homefront provides critical financial assistance, transitional and permanent housing, and family support services to prevent short-term needs from turning into chronic, long-term struggles. Thanks to the generosity of our donors and the support from thousands of volunteers, Operation Homefront proudly serves America’s military families. For more information, visit OperationHomefront.org.
About Molson Coors
For more than two centuries, Molson Coors has been brewing beverages that unite people to celebrate all life’s moments. From Coors Light, Miller Lite, Molson Canadian, Carling, and Staropramen to Coors Banquet, Blue Moon Belgian White, Blue Moon LightSky, Vizzy, Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy, Creemore Springs, Hop Valley and more, Molson Coors produces many beloved and iconic beer brands. While the company’s history is rooted in beer, Molson Coors offers a modern portfolio that expands beyond the beer aisle as well. Our ESG strategy is focused on People and Planet with a strong commitment to raising industry standards and leaving a positive imprint on our employees, consumers, communities and the environment. To learn more about Molson Coors Beverage Company, visit molsoncoors.com, MolsonCoorsOurImprint.com or on Twitter through @MolsonCoors.
About Murphy-Goode Winery:
Making Wine in Sonoma County for More than a Decade
Back in 1985, around a friendly game of Liar’s Dice, Tim Murphy, Dale Goode and Dave Ready decided to make their love of fine wines official. They began creating Fume Blanc and Chardonnay from Murphy Ranch and Murphy-Goode Vineyard in Sonoma County. Fast forward 24 vintages and today Murphy-Goode, has added more wines to the line-up, including world-class Bordeaux varieties from Alexander Valley. Today, David Ready, Jr., is the winemaker, and the winery remains family owned. Wines, family, friends, fun. It's been a Goode ride. Murphy-Goode Winery will celebrate 33 years of wine making this year in 2018.
We think our winemaker, David Ready, Jr., is a rock star. Not only did he grow up playing drums in bands around Minneapolis, he also lays down a pretty impressive set of wines. Son of founder Dave Ready, David Jr. first worked harvests in Sonoma County and Australia. Eventually he came back to Murphy-Goode to craft our line-up of Zin, Cab and our original pair—Fume Blanc and Chardonnay. You’ll find David with music playing in the cellar, a Minnesota Viking helmet on his head, and his nose deep in a glass of Murphy-Goode.
“My family has a long military background dating back to World War I, where my great grandfather Bill Ready served in the Army. They were proud to serve our great country and would all be excited about helping our returning soldiers that gave so much for us.”
- David Ready Jr., Winemaker
Operation Homefront and Murphy-Goode partnership:
With the sales of our Murphy-Goode wines has allowed Murphy-Goode Winery to be a great supporter of Operation Homefront which helped military families in need.
About Harris Teeter
Harris Teeter, with headquarters in Matthews, N.C., is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR). The regional grocery chain employs approximately 35,000 associates and operates stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Maryland, Delaware, Florida and the District of Columbia.