FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Take a Bite Out of Hunger™ Apple Donation Events Total More than 500,000 Pounds
(Lubbock, Texas) – United Supermarkets and Market Street are celebrating a decade of giving to the Take a Bite Out of Hunger™ program with the delivery of 11,320 pounds of apples to the South Plains Food Bank on Tuesday, April 21 at 10:30 a.m. Media is invited to attend this outdoor event with social distancing required.
The longest-running retail partner in the Take a Bite Out of Hunger™ program, The United Family has donated more than 500,000 pounds of apples and fed more than 100,000 families in the 10 years of participation.
This donation marks a continuing commitment by The United Family as one of the original partners of the Take a Bite Out of Hunger™ program, sponsored by FirstFruits Marketing of Washington. FirstFruits created the program to help feed the underserved while bringing attention to the problem of food insecurity in the United States.
Since Take a Bite Out of Hunger™ was introduced in 2010, more than 1.2 million pounds of fresh apples have been donated to local food banks with donations taking place across the U.S. and Canada.
Monday, April 21, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.
South Plains Food Bank
5605 M.L.K. Jr Blvd.
Lubbock, TX. 79404
David Weaver, South Plains Food Bank
Robert Taylor, CEO, The United Family
Sidney Hopper, President, The United Family
Tony Crumpton, EVP Supply Chain & Fuel, The United Family
About The United Family®
In its 104th year of operation, United Supermarkets, LLC – d.b.a. The United Family – is a Texas-based grocery chain with stores in 53 communities in Texas and New Mexico. A self-distributing company with headquarters and their distribution center 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 Distributing, Praters and Llano Logistics. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Albertsons Companies. For more information, please visit www.theunitedfamily.com.
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