United Supermarkets set to kick-off “Aisles of Smiles” fundraising campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)

LUBBOCK, Texas — United Supermarkets will join with representatives of the Muscular Dystrophy Association to kick-off “Aisles of Smiles,” a campaign to raise money for the organization and its mission of fighting neuromuscular disease on Thursday, September 1 at 10:00 a.m. at United Supermarkets (6313 4th Street).

Throughout the campaign, guests of United Supermarkets, Market Street and Amigos will be able to purchase qualifying products throughout the store with a portion of the sale being contributed to MDA. From September 1 through 14, guests will also be able to donate any dollar amount to MDA through a donate-at-the-register campaign.

The MDA was started in 1950 by a group of people looking to better the lives of those who deal with neuromuscular conditions. To this day, the organization continues to pursue the promise to free families from the life-threatening effects of muscular dystrophy and other muscle-debilitating diseases.

The campaign kick-off event will consist of brief comments followed by a ceremonial first donation.

WHO:   Sidney Hopper, President for The United Family

                  Tom Barnett, MDA Spokesperson

WHAT: MDA Aisles of Smiles Kick-off

WHEN: Thursday, September 1 @ 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: United Supermarkets (6313 4th Street)

MEDIA: For photo/filming opportunities, interviews or more information, please contact:

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About The United Family®

In its 105th 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, Praters, United Food and Beverage Services and Llano Logistics. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Albertson’s LLC. For more information, please visit www.theunitedfamily.com.

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