Throughout the early part of March, United Supermarkets partnered with Rainier Fruit to donate more than 5,000 pairs of socks across Texas through the “Pears for Pairs” program.
During the fall and winter months in 2022, a portion of the proceeds from the purchase of Rainier Fruit pears and apples went to purchasing new socks to donate to organizations that support those experiencing homelessness.
Oftentimes, socks are one of the most requested items at homeless shelters, but they can also be one of the least donated items.
More than 20,000 pairs of socks have been donated through this program over the last four years.
“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.”
The following organizations received socks: Salvation Army of Amarillo, Salvation Army of Midland/Salvation Army of Odessa, Salvation Army of Lubbock Salvation Army of Abilene and Faith Mission of Wichita Falls.
In its 107th year of operation, United Supermarkets – 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 operates 96 stores under five 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 Albertsons Companies Inc.
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