Earlier this week Suburban Propane employees collaborated with Move America Forward a Sacramento, CA-based nonprofit military charity that sends care packages filled with essential items to deployed military service members.
Suburban Propane has a long-standing history of supporting the active military, their families, and veterans across the country. Suburban Propane’s donation helped supply over 200 care packages with a variety of essential items for our troops. The effort is part of Suburban Propane’s SuburbanCares initiative in communities across the nation. Joining forces with Move America Forward, provided local Suburban Propane employees an opportunity to volunteer their time and give back to the men and women who serve us every day.
The packages are equipped with an assortment of essential non-perishable items including gourmet coffee, snacks, protein bars, SPF sunscreen and lip balm, bug repellent, magazines, phone cards, instant lunches, batteries, personal hygiene kits, handmade items, and more. Each care package provides a taste of home to up to 10 military personnel, serving more than 1,000 deployed troops.
Every military service member receives a thoughtfully assembled and personally addressed care package. While these parcels contain essential items requested by those deployed overseas, each package also comes with a heartfelt message containing words of encouragement, gratitude and sincere appreciation to lift the spirits of the men and women who bravely make sacrifices to protect our nation and its freedoms.
“Suburban Propane proudly supports our military and is a longtime veteran employer,” said Nandini Sankara, Spokesperson, Suburban Propane. “We’re honored to team up with Move America Forward to provide essential supplies and a taste of home to our deployed troops and to show their families that they are respected and cared for back home.”
At Suburban Propane, we recognize the courageous individuals who have made the utmost sacrifice in safeguarding our freedom. We are committed to supporting veterans and their families through our “Heroes Hired Here” program, which offers several employment benefits to those who have served. You can learn more about our “Heroes Hired Here” program by clicking here.
If you’re interested in volunteering, donating, or know someone who is deployed and would benefit receiving a personal care package, visit Move America Forward to learn how to get involved.