About The Partnership
The USO (United Service Organizations) has mastered the art in thanking US troops and their families for the last 70 years. Through generous donations, the USO is able to fulfill its mission of lifting the spirits of those who are serving our country around the world. With more than 160 centers in 27 countries, thousands of USO volunteers do everything possible to provide a home-away-from-home for our troops and to keep them connected to their families. As a nonprofit, non-political organization, the USO is now, and always will be, about our troops. Wherever and whenever they go, the USO will be there, until everyone comes home. Learn More
Kroger, the nation’s largest traditional grocery retailer, employs more than 339,000 associates who serve customers in 2,435 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 31 states under two dozen local banner names. The Company also operates 781 convenience stores, 348 fine jewelry stores, 1,090 supermarket fuel centers and 39 food processing plants in the U.S. Kroger, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, focuses its charitable efforts on supporting hunger relief, health and wellness initiatives, and local organizations in the communities it serves. Learn More
The Kroger Co. and the USO are expanding their partnership with a new campaign to support men and women in the armed forces and their families. Kroger launched a year-long initiative to raise funds for members of our armed forces in partnership with the USO, the leading organization for morale-boosting programs and services for American troops and their families. In partnership with customers and associates across the country, the Kroger family of stores has provided nearly $2 million to the USO since 2010. These funds support USO programs serving members of the military, wounded warriors and their families. Also, as a special tribute to its associates in the military, Kroger, the USO and JTG Daugherty Racing unveiled a special Kroger emblem on the red, white and blue #47 Kroger-USO car, driven by NASCAR champion Bobby Labonte, in the 2012 DAYTONA 500. This emblem featured the names of more than 350 Kroger associates who are active duty or reservist members of the U.S. military.