COMMISSARY FAST FACTS – ISSUE 150 – April 2014 

4/1/2014 

 

Commissaries highlight Month of Military Child with savings

April is the Month of the Military Child, and commissaries are celebrating with giveaways and savings for the entire family. “Children in military households face unique challenges because of the demands of military life,” said Randy Chandler, DeCA’s sales director. “So, at the Defense Commissary Agency, we want to acknowledge them and do all we can to provide their families with great values on quality products they can depend on.” DeCA’s industry partners – vendors, suppliers and brokers – are collaborating with commissaries in April to offer discounts beyond everyday savings. Overseas stores may have substitute events for certain promotional programs. Customers are asked to check their local commissary for details on dates and times. For more, go to http://www.commissaries.com/press_room/press_release/2014/DeCA_12_14.cfm

 

Commissaries showcase fruits, veggies for ‘Little Heroes’ in April

To honor military children, commissaries have fun ways for parents and their “little heroes” to learn about the nutritious value of fruits and vegetables. During April, the Month of the Military Child, commissary produce departments are inviting installation child development centers to take tours highlighting the health benefits of fruits and vegetables. Commissary store managers can also conduct this presentation at the child development center. “Our goal in April is that every store will offer a store tour or presentation at the child development center,” said Bridget Bennett, DeCA’s produce category manager. “We may even have local installation dietitians available to enhance the education about the benefits of consuming fresh fruits and vegetables.” Tour participants may sample some unique fruits and vegetables, and receive new healthful recipes. For more information, go to www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org. Commissary customers can check their local commissary to find out more about fresh produce samples, coupons, giveaways and goodie bags for children participating in the fruits and veggies events.

 

Commissaries.com offers special savings for military patrons, families

Commissary customers can always go to the DeCA website, http://www.commissaries.com, to find information about what’s on sale at their local commissary through the Shopping Aisle tab, and they can also access the Exclusive Savings link at http://www.commissaries.com/partners.cfm to find more coupons, specials, promotions, sales and healthy recipes.