LUBBOCK, Texas — For the 10th year, United Supermarkets and Mrs Baird’s are joining forces to celebrate the beginning of the Teachers on the Rise program — an effort by the two companies to recognize local teachers nominated for their work by their students.
Shane Sumrow, a representative for Mrs Baird’s, says they are excited to see and hear all of the great ways teachers on the South Plains are going above-and-beyond to impact their students.
“Mrs Baird’s is proud to continue our partnership with United Supermarkets for our ninth year for Teachers On The Rise,” Sumrow said. “Both companies were founded in Texas more than a century ago and honoring teachers is a way to give back to our communities who have given so much to us over the years.”
“Mrs Baird’s has been a phenomenal partner over the past decade as our companies have heard thousands of amazing stories from students across our communities,” said Joey Marcades, communications coordinator for United Supermarkets. “We are excited to get started again for another school year and recognize amazing teachers who go above and beyond for their students.”
Every month during the school year three teachers are recognized — one from an elementary school, one from a middle school/junior high and one from a high school. Each winning teacher will receive a $100 gift card from United Supermarkets and lunch for two to the Texas Tech Club. Each student who nominates a winning teacher will also win a $50 American Express gift card from Mrs Baird’s.
As part of a back-to-school promotion, all nominations received by the end of September will be entered into a drawing for additional gift cards, free Mrs Baird’s bread for a year and a gift bag from United Supermarkets.
The entry website can be found here: www.MrsBTeacher.com.
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In its 105th 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 94 stores under five unique banners: United Supermarkets, Market Street, Amigos, Albertsons Market and United Express, along with ancillary operations R.C. Taylor, Praters and Llano Logistics. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Albertson’s LLC. For more information, please visit www.theunitedfamily.com.
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