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The United Family Raises $70K For Texas Disaster Relief

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With the help of its guests and a $10,000 matching donation, The United Family raised $70,000 for disaster relief efforts in communities across the Texas panhandle following the devastating impacts of severe weather, flooding and tornados earlier in the summer.

United Family employees in several communities had a front-row seat as the severe weather left a trail of destruction.

While United Family employees responded with water, supplies and other aid in the immediate aftermath of the storms, it was clear more needed to be done. In early July, The United Family launched the campaign to raise funds for those impacted by thee severe weather events.

Guests of United Supermarkets, Market Steet and Amigos from Lubbock to Amarillo were able to donate to the effort, with proceeds going to the Amarillo Area Foundation and the Community Foundation of West Texas, both local nonprofits working to support relief efforts.

“We are deeply thankful to our guests for answering the call and helping us raise these funds for our communities,” said Sidney Hopper, president of The United Family.

“This is a true example of Texans helping Texans, and we are proud to have been a small part of making that happen. We will always be ready to help our communities through the tough times.”

The Amarillo Area Foundation received $40,826.82, and the Community Foundation of West Texas received $29,173.20.

“United Supermarkets has been an outstanding community partner to Amarillo Area Foundation for many years,” said Clay Stribling, president and CEO of the foundation.

“Their team swiftly acts to meet needs in our communities. We are astounded by their generosity, yet again, through their support of our Panhandle Disaster Relief Fund, in response to the devastating disasters impacting four area communities this summer.”

In its 107th 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, it operates 98 stores under five banners: United Supermarkets, Market Street, Amigos, Albertsons Market and United Express, along with ancillary operations R.C. Taylor Distributing, USM Manufacturing, United Food and Beverage Services and Llano Logistics.

The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Albertsons Cos.

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