South Plains Food Bank receives 11,000 lbs. of apples
LUBBOCK, Texas — On Thursday, The United Family donated 11,000 pounds of apples to the South Plains Food Bank as part of the Take a Bite Out of Hunger™ program. This donation is part of a larger donation of more than 50,000 pounds of apples across Texas and New Mexico.
In the first 12 years of the Take a Bite Out of Hunger™ program, United Family stores have donated more than half a million pounds of apples and fed more than 167,000 families. Now in the thirteenth year, the company continues to add to that total.
“The United Family feels very blessed to be in the position to be making these donations for the thirteenth year in a row,” said Joseph Bunting, produce business director for The United Family. “We know just how important donations of fresh produce can be for food banks and their clients. We are so thankful for this partnership with FirstFruits and the hard work of our team members across Texas and New Mexico.”
This donation marks a continuing commitment by United Supermarkets and Market Street as original partners of the Take a Bite of Hunger™ program, sponsored by FirstFruits Farms. FirstFruits created the program to help feed the underserved while bringing attention to the problem of food insecurity across the country.
“We’ve been beneficiaries of the Take A Bite Out of Hunger program for a long time, and we’re so grateful for this donation,” said Morgan Baker, director of communications for South Plains Food Bank. “These Apples we’re receiving from The United Family and FreshFruits will provide not just good nutrition, but also a little bit of normalcy to the families who face food insecurity across the South Plains. They really deserve that.”
“Everyone should have access to fresh, nutritious produce as a part of a well-balanced diet,” said Aimee Peters, business development manager of FirstFruits. “Especially in this inflationary period, where growers, retailers, and everyday consumers are facing challenges, we’re excited to be a part in making apples accessible to those who need support the most. Thank you to The United Family for your continued partnership!”
Food Banks Receiving Donations:
- South Plains Food Bank – Lubbock, TX
- High Plains Food Bank – Amarillo, TX
- Food Bank of West Central Texas – Abilene, TX
- Minnies Food Pantry – Dallas, TX
- West Texas Food Bank – Odessa/Midland, TX
- Concho Valley Regional Food Bank – San Angelo, TX
- Wichita Falls Area Food Bank – Wichita Falls, TX
- Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico – Clovis, NM
- Roadrunner Food Bank – Albuquerque, NM
- The Storehouse New Mexico – Albuquerque, NM
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About The United Family®
In its 107th 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.