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The United Family Donates 50K+ Pounds Of Apples

The United Family apple donation

During April, The United Family donated more than 50,000 pounds of apples to food banks and pantries across Texas and New Mexico.

The food banks receiving donations were: South Plains Food Bank, High Plains Food Bank, Food Bank of West Central Texas, Minnies Food Pantry, West Texas Food Bank, Wichita Falls Area Food Bank,  Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico, Roadrunner Food Bank and The Storehouse New Mexico.

During the 14 years of the Take a Bite Out of Hunger program, United Family stores have given 600,000 pounds of apples and fed more than 167,000 families with the help of FirstFruits Farms.  In 2024, the companies continue to add to that total. 

“The United Family feels very blessed to be in the position to make these donations for the 14th 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.” 

The United Family was one of the original partners of Take a Bite of Hunger, sponsored by FirstFruits Farms, which created the program to help feed underserved communities while bringing attention to the problem of food insecurity across the  country. 

“Washington state had one of the largest apple crops this season,” said Aimee Peters, business development manager of FirstFruits

“We’re proud to partner with retailers like The United Family who participate in our Take a Bite Out of Hunger program to support apple volume movement from  our farm to their customers while also investing in their communities to donate fresh apples to  neighborhoods that are underserved of fresh, nutritious foods.”

About The United Family

In its 107th year of operation, United Supermarkets – dba The United Family – is a Texas-based grocery chain with stores in 54 communities in the Lone Star State 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.

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Sommer Stockton

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Sommer joined The Shelby Report in January 2022 after graduating from Brenau University in Gainesville, GA with a B.A. and M.A. in Communications and Media Studies. Sommer is excited to learn about the grocery industry and share her findings with The Shelby Report's readers!

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