LUBBOCK, Texas —
On Thursday, team members with United Supermarkets joined with Lubbock Impact to donate food and time to serve the Lubbock community in honor of the late Rory Thomas, executive director of the organization.
Not only was Thomas a founding member of Lubbock Impact, but she was also responsible for expanding the services of the organization. She helped take it from humble beginnings as a soup kitchen to an organization that helped people with everything from medical care to clothing.
Donating meals for 260 families, Jason Pace, Lubbock Impact board president and United Supermarkets team member, said this was something the company wanted to do to remember Thomas. He said she was a very special member of the West Texas community.
“Rory was an unstoppable force for good in the community,” Pace said. “Lubbock Impact’s mission of transforming lives, renewing minds, and educating families was Rory’s vision. She cared deeply about not only meeting people’s needs but trying to help them find a better way forward. Rory is irreplaceable but Lubbock Impact will continue to try and point people towards faith in Jesus Christ by meeting their physical needs just as Rory did so elegantly for more than a decade. Rory’s unshakable faith was on display till the very end. She will be missed.”
The donation from United Supermarkets included reusable bags, enchilada casseroles, bags of salad/bottles of dressing and bags of deli tortilla chips for over 1500 people.
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In its 104th year of operation, United Supermarkets, LLC – d.b.a. The United Family® – is a 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 LLC. For more information, please visit www.theunitedfamily.com.
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