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The South Plains Food Bank received 10,240 pounds of apples from United

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United Supermarkets donated 10,240 pounds of apples to the South Plains Food Bank on Thursday as part of the Take a Bite Out of Hunger program. This donation was part of a larger donation of more than 50,000 pounds of apples across Texas and New Mexico.

In the first 11 years of the Take a Bite Out of Hunger program, United Family stores donated more than 500,000 pounds of apples and fed more than 167,000 families. Now in the twelfth year, the company continues to add to that total.

“We are very proud to continue the Take a Bite Out of Hunger tradition of donating to food banks in our communities, said Joseph Bunting, Chief Commercial Officer of United Family. “Now in our twelfth year of this program, we understand how much these donations mean to food banks and the families they serve.”

This donation marks a continued commitment by United Supermarkets and Market Street as original partners in the Take a Bite Out of Hunger program, sponsored by Washington’s FirstFruits Marketing. FirstFruits created the program to help feed the underserved while bringing attention to the problem of food insecurity in the United States.

“The impact of The United Family goes far beyond what the public sees,” said Dina Jefferies, CEO of South Plains Food Bank. “Every day you can find ‘U-Crew’ members volunteering in our warehouse or in our orchard – they have been partners of the U Can Share food drive since its inception. We feel very lucky to have a partner of their caliber by our side.