During April, The United Family donated more than 50,000 pounds of apples to food banks and food pantries across Texas and New Mexico.
In the first 12 years of the Take a Bite Out of Hunger program, United Family stores have donated more than half a million pounds of apples and fed more than 167,000 families. Now in the 13th year, the company continues to add to that total.
“The United Family feels very blessed to be in the position to be making these donations for the 13th year in a row,” said Joseph Bunting, produce business director for The United Family.
“We know just how important donations of fresh produce can be for food banks and their clients. We are so thankful for this partnership with FirstFruits and the hard work of our team members across Texas and New Mexico.”
This donation marks a continuing commitment by The United Family as an original partner of the Take a Bite Out of Hunger program, sponsored by FirstFruits Farms. The company created the program to help feed the underserved while bringing attention to the problem of food insecurity across the country.
“Everyone should have access to fresh, nutritious produce as a part of a well-balanced diet,” said Aimee Peters, business development manager of FirstFruits.
“Especially in this inflationary period, where growers, retailers and everyday consumers are facing challenges, we’re excited to be a part in making apples accessible to those who need support the most. Thank you to The United Family for your continued partnership.”
The food banks that will be receiving donations are: South Plains Food Bank, High Plains Food Bank, Food Bank of West Central Texas, Minnies Food Pantry, West Texas Food Bank, Concho Valley Regional Food Bank, Wichita Falls Area Food Bank, Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico, Roadrunner Food Bank and The Storehouse New Mexico.
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. 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 subsidiary of Albertsons Companies Inc.
For more information, visit theunitedfamily.com.