Stripes Makes Down Payment on 'Tomorrow's Pico de Gallo'

Retailer announces grant for elementary school students to learn about fresh vegetables

Stripes Convenience Stores Laredo Taco Garden

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas -- Stripes Convenience Stores has launched a new initiative for elementary school students to learn about fresh vegetables through the "Stripes Fresh Learning Garden Seeded by Laredo Taco Co." grant. The Stripes Fresh Learning Garden will give students in neighboring schools a hands-on experience to understand where food comes from and learn the value of using fresh foods.

Beginning March 17, Stripes c-stores will accept applications to award $200 grants public elementary schools throughout the Stripes market areas to plant the seeds that will be the ingredients for tomorrow's pico de gallo. The company will accept grant applications until April 20.

Teachers interested in applying should visit Selected schools will also receive a "Get a Fresh Start Teachers' Appreciation Breakfast Party" from Stripes stores.

The retailer will distribute the awards by Sept. 1, 2014. A limit of one grant may be awarded per teacher per school. Selected schools should begin to prepare a fall harvest garden by Sept. 30, 2014.

Susser Holdings Corp. is a third-generation, family-led business based in Corpus Christi, Texas, that operates 627 convenience stores in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma, with 580 under the Stripes banner and 47 under the Sac-N-Pac banner. Restaurant service is available in approximately 400 of its stores, primarily under the proprietary Laredo Taco Co. brand. Susser Holdings also is majority owner and owns the general partner of Susser Petroleum Partners LP, Houston, which distributes approximately 1.6 billion gallons of motor fuel annually to Stripes stores, independently operated consignment locations, convenience stores and retail fuel outlets operated by independent operators and other commercial customers in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Louisiana.