50,000 Pounds of Apples Donated by The United Family

The United Family donated more than 50,000 pounds of apples to food banks across Texas and New Mexico as part of the Take a Bite Out of Hunger program. The retailer has participated in the program for the past 14 years with its partner FirstFruits Farms. In that time, the two companies donated more than 600,000 pounds of apples and fed more than 167,000 families. FirstFruits created the program to help feed the underserved while bringing attention to the problem of food insecurity across the nation. The apple donation went to nine food banks across the areas of Texas and New Mexico in which The United Family operates.

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

“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 United Supermarkets 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. Cheers to our 14th year of partnership on this program! We appreciate the support.”

Established in 1916, 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 their recently expanded distribution center in Lubbock, The United Family currently operates 96 grocery stores and 38 fuel centers under six unique banners: United Supermarkets, Market Street, Amigos, Albertsons Market, Market Street Express, and United Express, along with ancillary operations R.C. Taylor Distributing, USM Manufacturing, Llano Logistics, and United Food & Beverage Services. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Albertsons Companies.