Albertsons Markets ready for temporary expansion of SNAP EBT benefits until end of September

LBUQUERQUE, N.M.  — Albertsons Market and Market Street stores across the state are once again prepared, as retail food stores licensed by USDA and located in the State of New Mexico, to accept SNAP EBT benefits in exchange for hot foods and foods intended to be consumed on the premises. The temporary expansion of eligible items was again provided due to the impact of wildfires in the state and will be in effect through September 30, 2022.

With this temporary expansion of benefits, guests using SNAP EBT funds will be able to purchase hot, ready to eat items from stores’ hot food bars. The types of items typically available at the hot food bars include chicken tenders, vegetables, macaroni and cheese, fruit cup and a variety of other foods.

“We look forward to serving our guests as these increased benefits will allow them to get food for themselves and their families when they need it most,” said Travis Chaney, regional vice president for Albertsons Market. “As New Mexico communities continue to deal with the impact of wildfires, Albertsons Market and The United Family stand ready to help our neighbors and communities however we can.”

This year, Albertsons Market has been working to help New Mexico communities as wildfires not only impact people in those communities, but also their own Albertsons team members. From the donation of funds and food, to water and labor, Albertson Market continues to be involved in helping New Mexico communities respond to the impact of the wildfires.

Media Contacts:

Nancy Sharp                                                                                    Joey Marcades

Corporate Engagement Director                                                      Communications Manager

O: 806.791.7463                                                                              O: 806.791.8196

C: 806.786.1363                                                                               C: 806.281.8078

nsharp@unitedtexas.com                                                              jmarcades@unitedtexas.com  

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About The United Family®

In its 106th year of operation, United Supermarkets, LLC – d.b.a. The United Family ® – is a Texas-based grocery chain with stores in 54 communities in Texas and New Mexico. A self-distributing company with headquarters and distribution centers in Lubbock, The United Family currently operates 96 stores under five unique banners: United Supermarkets, Market Street, Amigos, Albertsons Market and United Express, along with ancillary operations R.C. Taylor Distributing, USM Manufacturing, United Food and Beverage Services and Llano Logistics. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Albertsons Companies, Inc For more information, please visit www.theunitedfamily.com.


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