United Supermarkets and Market Street Donate 11,320 Pounds of Apples to the South Plains Food Bank

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.

WHEN:
Monday, April 21, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.

WHERE:
South Plains Food Bank
5605 M.L.K. Jr Blvd.
Lubbock, TX. 79404

WHO:
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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