CB Old Country Store®, USO and Marc’s Partner to Honor Military Families

LEBANON, Tenn., July 18, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CB Old Country Store®, a leading provider of traditional, country-style classics in the supermarket, partnered with Marc’s and the United Service Organizations (USO) on Saturday to honor military families from Northern Ohio by supporting the USO’s “No Dough Dinners” program at the local USO center.

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CB Old Country Store hosted a special presentation at a Marc’s store in Chardon, Ohio to support the USO and the local military families the organization serves. Representatives from the USO of Northern Ohio received $5,000 in groceries at Marc’s, courtesy of CB Old Country Store, to benefit the “No Dough Dinners” program and other initiatives.

“We are very excited that CB Old Country is supporting the USO and the local military families the organization serves,” said Paula Cope, Chief Administrative Officer, USO of Northern Ohio. “This support will enhance the ‘No Dough Dinners’ provided to service members and their families and enable the USO of Northern Ohio to expand their outreach to the many units that encompass our service area.”

The USO is a non-profit organization that strengthens America's military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country throughout their service to the nation. Through locations around the world, the USO offers programs such as “No Dough Dinners,” which provide service members and their families with free, healthy meals.

As part of the event, Marc’s customers 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.

“Supporting and honoring America’s military families is something we care deeply about at CB Old Country Store,” said Julie Whitnel, CB Old Country Store Licensing Manager. “We are thankful to have an opportunity to support military families in Ohio and grateful to Marc’s for their partnership as we present the USO with $5,000 in groceries.”

The USO of Northern Ohio covers the 31 counties in Northern Ohio. With offices in Cleveland, Perrysburg and Youngstown, Ohio, and facilities at Cleveland Hopkins Airport and the Youngstown Air Reserve Station, the USO of Northern Ohio provides much needed support to service members and military families throughout the local area.

“Marc’s is proud to partner with CB Old Country Store to support America’s service members and their families,” said Tim Reese, Regional Manager, Marc’s. “We know this donation will go a long way in providing healthy meals to military families when they’re needed most.”

To learn more and join in supporting our nation’s military, visit us.uso.org/NorthernOhio.

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.

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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®, John Morrell®, Cook's®, Kretschmar®, Gwaltney®, Curly's®, Margherita®, Carando®, Healthy Ones®, Krakus®, Morliny®, and Berlinki®. 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. To join us in this important mission, and to learn more about the USO, please visit uso.org.

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

Source:Smithfield Foods