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CB Old Country Store®, USO and Kroger Partner to Honor Military Families

LEBANON, Tenn., May 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CB Old Country Store®, a leading provider of traditional, country-style classics in the supermarket, partnered with Kroger and the United Service Organizations (USO) Thursday to honor military families from central and southern Ohio by bringing the “No Dough Dinners” program to their local USO office.





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CB Old Country Store hosted a special presentation at Kroger’s headquarters in Cincinnati to support the USO and the local military families the organization serves. Representatives from the USO of Central and Southern Ohio were gifted with $5,000 in free groceries at Kroger, courtesy of CB Old Country Store.

“Support like CB Old Country Store’s shows our nation’s service members that America is grateful for their service,” said Sherry Ems, executive director of the USO of Central and Southern Ohio. “This particular donation will go a long way in helping our local Ohio USO locations provide meals to service members and their families.”

The USO is an organization that strengthens America's military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country throughout their service to the nation. The USO offers programs such as “No Dough Dinners,” which provide active military members and their families with free, healthy meals in the days before paychecks are delivered.

As part of the event, hundreds of Kroger employees were treated to samples of CB Old Country Store’s iconic country-style products, including savory deli meats like Sweet Smoked Ham, Pan Roasted Turkey Breast and Oven Roasted Turkey Breast.

“Recognizing and supporting the needs of America’s military families is very important to us at CB Old Country Store,” said CB Old Country Store Licensing Manager Julie Whitnel. “These families make great sacrifices, and we appreciate Kroger’s partnership and support. Today, we were proud to thank these
families from central and southern Ohio for their service and present the USO with $5,000 in free groceries.” CB Old Country Store® is a brand of Smithfield Foods.

The USO of Central and Southern Ohio covers 65 counties in central and southern Ohio, West Virginia and northern Kentucky. With locations in Columbus, Dayton and Greater Cincinnati airports as well as at the Military Entrance Processing Station in Gahanna, Ohio and Wright Patterson Air Force Base, the USO of Central and Southern Ohio provides much needed support to service members and military families throughout the local area.

“Kroger shares CB Old Country Store’s commitment to helping America’s service members and their families,” said Kroger Co.’s Group Vice President of Corporate Affairs Jessica Adelman. “Since 2010, we’ve worked with the USO to bring services and support to our military wherever they serve.”

To learn more and join in supporting our nation’s military, visit www.usocso.org.

About CB Old Country Store®
Bring home the homestyle taste with CB Old Country Store® food products. Now available at your supermarket, from center cut bacon to a variety of deli meats, CB Old Country Store® provides a convenient way to enjoy homestyle flavors with your family and friends. Experience the comfort of good country cooking at a fair price. For more information and to find products near you, visit cboldcountrystore.com.

DISCLAIMER: Neither Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. nor CB OLD COUNTRY STORE products are affiliated with Kraft or Kraft's CRACKER BARREL cheese.

CB Old Country Store name and logo are trademarks of CBOCS Properties, Inc. used under license by Smithfield Packaged Meats Sales Corp.

About Smithfield Foods
Smithfield Foods is a $14 billion global food company and the world's largest pork processor and hog producer. In the United States, the company is also the leader in numerous packaged meats categories with popular brands including Smithfield®, Eckrich®, Nathan's Famous®, Farmland®, Armour®, Cook's®, John Morrell®, Gwaltney®, Kretschmar®, Margherita®, Curly's®, Carando® and Healthy Ones®. Smithfield Foods is committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintains robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental and food safety and quality programs. For more information, visit www.smithfieldfoods.com.

About the USO
The USO strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. At hundreds of locations worldwide, we are united in our commitment to connect our service members and their families through countless acts of caring, comfort, and support. The USO is a private, non-profit organization, not a government agency. Our programs, services and entertainment tours are made possible by the American people, support of our corporate partners and the dedication of our volunteers and staff.


Contact: Faye Shroff 704-591-4353 fshroff@breakinglimits.net

Source:Smithfield Foods