Pringles Supports USO with "Taste of Home" Free Cans of Pringles for US Troops
Pringles is teaming up with the USO (United Service Organizations) this Memorial Day to honor the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces with a “Taste of Home.” Pringles is delivering more than 43,000 free cans of Pringles to USO Centers to be distributed to troops deployed around the world in appreciation of their service.
The Pringles were produced in the USA at the Jackson, Tenn. plant, where employees have many family members and friends serving in the military. “Providing a ‘Taste of Home' this Memorial Day is our way of letting the troops know that we are thinking about them and appreciate all they do for us every day,” said Rob Hite, Pringles shopper marketing manager on P&G's Walmart Customer Team.
Specially wrapped Pringles cans are available at Walmart Stores across the country. The large displays will highlight how customers can participate in supporting the troops by going to the USO website at www.uso.org.
“This campaign is especially important to the USO for two reasons,” said USO SVP and Chief Development Officer Kelli Seely. “Not only does it provide our troops far from home and their loved ones with a taste of home, but also these Pringles have been made by people with a personal connection to our service men and women. It's a true gift from the heart and there's no better way to let our heroes know just how grateful we are for their service and sacrifice.”
As the United States celebrates Memorial Day this year, we are all reminded of the sacrifices and commitment that our freedom requires. Pringles appreciates the dedication of the men and women who serve, and the families and communities which support them. Thanks to the USO, they will have a “Taste of Home” this summer.
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About the USO
The USO (United Service Organizations) lifts the spirits of America's troops and their families millions of times each year at hundreds of places worldwide. We provide a touch of home through centers at airports and military bases in the U.S. and abroad, top quality entertainment and innovative programs and services. We also provide critical support to those who need us most, including forward-deployed troops, military families, wounded warriors and their families and the families of the fallen.
The USO is a private, nonprofit organization, not a government agency. We rely on the generosity of our volunteers and donors. In addition to individual donors and corporate sponsors, the USO is supported by President's Circle Partners: American Airlines, AT&T, Clear Channel, Kangaroo Express, Kroger, Lowe's, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Procter & Gamble, and TriWest Healthcare Alliance and Worldwide Strategic Partners: BAE Systems, The Boeing Company, The Coca-Cola Company, Lockheed Martin, and Microsoft Corporation. We are also supported through the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC-11381). To join us in this patriotic mission, and to learn more about the USO, please visit uso.org.
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