More than 2 million Americans serve on active duty or in the reserves today, including some of our own Associates. Honoring Our Heroes is our way of saying thank you to our active duty service members and our nation's 23 million veterans. Working together, The Kroger Co. Family of Stores and the USO stand behind our nation’s military community. Our stores have raised more than $14 million since 2010 to help support USO programs - the largest cumulative gift to the USO in its nearly 75 year history.
Great partners working together really can make a difference. Our Customers and Associates help make it possible for the USO to be there for our military, their families and veterans. Whether it's being on site at military hospitals to assist our healing heroes, providing education and job training to transitioning service members or donating a phone call home, the USO is committed to helping our military community throughout their service.