NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Blue Apron (NYSE: APRN) announced a national partnership with the United Service Organizations (USO) to support active duty service members, veterans, and military family members. As the first meal kit partner of the USO, Blue Apron will provide a product discount to military service members, veterans, and their families and make up to a $50,000 pledge to USO’s matching gift program to support USO services and operations, which include family meal programming, care packages, entertainment tours, and expeditionary support. To formally launch the partnership, the Blue Apron culinary team cooked alongside chefs from each branch of the military to prepare a multi-course dinner for service members and their families at the USO Warrior and Family Center at Bethesda on Monday, November 18, leading in to the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore’s annual Salute to Military Chefs dinner in Washington, D.C.
“This is an exciting new partnership with Blue Apron––it provides valuable support for our critical USO mission and also provides an opportunity to rally other military supporters to give and have their donation matched by Blue Apron,” said Chad Hartman, USO Vice President of Development and Corporate Alliances. “The USO focuses on keeping service members connected to family and home. Blue Apron’s meal kits serve as an incredible opportunity to feel the comforts of home while making memories with family and friends.”
“We have a tremendous amount of respect for service members and their families and are honored to partner with the USO to support the military community,” said Linda Kozlowski, CEO, Blue Apron. “A home cooked meal is one of the few occasions that allow us to create, connect, and bond with family and loved ones in the kitchen. We are just beginning our partnership with the USO and look forward to supporting military service members and their families during moments when we believe a home cooked meal from Blue Apron can be especially meaningful––whether it’s making life a little easier when a family member is away or helping service members readjust to civilian life through the familiar experience of cooking and eating together.”
To launch the partnership, Blue Apron will offer active duty service members, veterans, and military families $20 off every box throughout the holiday season. For more information, please visit: https://try.blueapron.com/uso_holiday2019.
About Blue Apron:
Blue Apron’s mission is to make incredible home cooking accessible to everyone. Launched in 2012, Blue Apron is reimagining the way that food is produced, distributed, and consumed, and as a result, building a better food system that benefits consumers, food producers, and the planet. The Company has developed an integrated ecosystem that enables the Company to work in a direct, coordinated manner with farmers and artisans to deliver high-quality products to customers nationwide at compelling values.
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 nonprofit 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 or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.