NEWS | July 8, 2014

Commissary fast facts

By DeCA

Commissaries support Feds Feed Families

Commissary employees and customers are working together to collect donations for the Feds Feed Families campaign. The campaign, which began June 1 and continues through Aug. 31, collects much-needed items for local food banks. Customers and employees can donate nonperishable food and personal hygiene items using marked bins at the entries or exits of participating commissaries.

"Times are still tough for a lot of families, and with commissaries and our patrons working together, we hope to lessen that burden," said Vicki Archileti, DeCA's executive director of infrastructure support.

Once the items have been collected the installation will pick up the items and deliver them to a local food bank. Go to http://www.commissaries.com/press_room/press_release/2014/DeCA_32_14.cfm for a list of much-needed items.


Commissaries featuring Summer savings, sale events

Commissaries are offering military patrons extra savings on the products they'll need for their grilling get-togethers, pool parties or ocean-side picnics.

"Summer savings can be found at your commissary all season long making life easier on your family budget and, at the same time, helping others who are not so fortunate," said Randy Chandler, the Defense Commissary Agency's director of sales. "The commissaries are proud to work with our industry partners to not only provide patrons with great savings but also support our wounded service members and their families."

DeCA's industry partners - vendors, suppliers and brokers - are collaborating with commissaries in July to offer discounts beyond everyday savings. Overseas stores may have substitute events for certain promotional programs. Patrons 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_34_14.cfm.


Case Lot sales to return to the Air Base Commissary

Case lot sales are back! With the unveiling of the Commissary Customer Appreciation Case Lot Sale, the Defense Commissary Agency brings back the popular sales event for its continental U.S. stores. The Air Base Commissary will hold its Case Lot sale Aug. 27-29.

Case lot sales offer commissary patrons a multitude of items, some at savings of 50 percent or more, in full cases and in the economical club pack format found in off-base club warehouse stores.