United Supermarkets donates 1,000 pairs of socks to the Salvation Army in Midland & Odessa through Pears for Pairs initiative

MIDLAND, Texas and ODESSA, Texas — On Wednesday, United Supermarkets donated 1,000 pairs of socks to the Salvation Army of Midland and the Salvation Army of Odessa, 500 pairs each, following its ‘Pears for Pairs’ initiative. This is the fourth year The United Family has helped make this donation in the Permian Basin.

The donation stems from a program called “Pears for Pairs.” Over the course of the fall months of 2022, a portion of the proceeds from the purchase of Rainier Fruit pears and apples went to purchasing brand-new socks to donate to organizations that support the homeless community.

“For some, a new pair of socks can make a world of difference,” said Joseph Bunting, produce business director for The United Family. “That’s why we are so grateful to once again partner with Rainer Fruits to do this program. We are also thankful to our guests for participating and helping us raise the funds for the socks.”

Thanks to guests of The United Family and Rainier Fruit, a total of 5,000 pairs of socks will be donated to charitable organizations across the state of Texas. Throughout the four years of this program, United has donated more than 20,000 pairs of socks across Texas.

The following organizations will receive socks:

  • Salvation Army of Amarillo
  • Salvation Army of Midland/Salvation Army of Odessa
  • Salvation Army of Lubbock
  • Salvation Army of Abilene
  • Faith Mission of Wichita Falls.

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 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.


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