Harris Teeter, MillerCoors Support Operation Homefront this Holiday Season

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Harris Teeter, MillerCoors Donate Thanksgiving Meals to 400 Military Families

WHAT:    
Harris Teeter and MillerCoors will partner with the national nonprofit, Operation Homefront, to donate holiday meal kits to 400 military families. The donation is in its tenth year and serves as an example of MillerCoors’ 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 Donation Card Campaign.

This donation at the Washington D.C. National Guard Armory is just one of the ways both Harris Teeter and MillerCoors show their commitment to the military. MillerCoors 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:    
Monday, Nov. 25, 2019
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE:    
Washington D.C. National Guard Armory
2001 E. Capitol Street SE
Washington, D.C. 20003-1719

More Information:
Operation Homefront provides relief, resiliency, and recurring family support programs to America’s military families and wounded warriors. More than 100,000 holiday meals have been provided to military families across the country since the Holiday Meals for Military program began in 2010, serving more than 430,000 military family members.92% of Operation Homefront’s expenditures go directly to programs benefitting America’s military families.

"Many military families struggle to put food on the table, and the holidays can be extremely stressful,” 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
Founded in 2002, 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, 92 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 MillerCoors
Built on a foundation of great beer brands and nearly 300 years of brewing heritage, MillerCoors continues the commitment of its founders to brew the highest quality beers. MillerCoors is the second-largest beer company in the United States, capturing nearly 30 percent of beer sales in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Led by two of the best-selling beers in the industry, MillerCoors has a broad portfolio of brands across every major industry segment. The portfolio is led by the company’s premium light brands: Coors Light, Miller Lite and Miller64. Coors Light, the World’s Most Refreshing Beer, offers consumers refreshment as cold as the Rockies. Miller Lite established the American light beer category in 1975, offering beer drinkers a light beer that tastes like beer should. Miller64 is 64 calories of crisp, light taste that complements a balanced lifestyle. MillerCoors brews premium beers Coors Banquet and Miller Genuine Draft, and economy brands Miller High Life and Keystone Light. Tenth and Blake Beer Company, MillerCoors craft and import division, imports Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Pilsner Urquell and Grolsch and features craft brews from the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company, Blue Moon Brewing Company and the Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Company. MillerCoors operates eight major breweries in the U.S., as well as the Leinenkugel’s craft brewery in Chippewa Falls, Wisc. and two microbreweries, the Tenth Street Brewery in Milwaukee and the Blue Moon Brewing Company at Coors Field in Denver. MillerCoors vision is to create the best beer company in America through great people changing the way America enjoys beer. MillerCoors builds its brands the right way through brewing quality, responsible marketing and sustainable environmental and community impact. MillerCoors is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Molson Coors Brewing Company. Learn more at MillerCoors.com, at facebook.com/MillerCoors or on Twitter through @MillerCoors.

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 20 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 34 years of wine making this year in 2019.

Murphy-Goode Winemaker:
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 and our Murphy-Goode Homefront Red wine 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 30,000 associates and operates stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Maryland, Delaware, Florida and the District of Columbia.

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