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United Family Raises More Than $25K For South Plains Food Bank

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Last updated on June 14th, 2024 at 09:46 am

The United Family, celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2016, says its annual holiday food drive and Lubbock, Texas, customers raised $25,129 for the South Plains Food Bank. This year’s donations exceeded last year’s food drive results by more than $5,000.

Additionally, the Lubbock-area United Supermarkets, Market Street and Amigos locations sold 3,544 pre-packed bags valued at a total of $28,352, which consisted of a week’s worth of full, hearty meals. New this year, the pre-packaged bags were sold at registers for $8 each and allowed guests to make a physical donation with the convenience of a register transaction.

“With the help of our guests, The United Family increased our Lubbock-area donations by more than 76 percent compared to last year’s food drive,” said Shelby Crews, senior community relations manager for The United Family. “We are confident this donation will impact Lubbock families in need, and are grateful to our guests for sharing support at a time when local food banks need our support the most.”

To participate in the food drives, store guests were able to make donations of nonperishable food at United Supermarkets, Market Street or Amigos locations throughout Lubbock. Customers also could contribute by adding a cash donation to their bill during checkout.

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