LUBBOCK, Texas, 2016-1-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — The United Family® announced today the company’s annual holiday food drive and Lubbock guests raised $25,129 for the South Plains Food Bank. This year’s donations exceeded last year’s food drive results by more than $5,000.
Additionally, the Lubbock-area United Supermarkets, Market Street and Amigos locations sold 3,544 pre-packed bags valued at a total of $28,352, which consisted of a week’s worth of fullhearty meals. New this year, the pre-packaged bags were sold at registers for $8 each and allowed guests to make a physical donation with the convenience of a register transaction.
“With the help of our guests, The United Family increased our Lubbock-area donations by more than 76 percent compared to last year’s food drive,” said Shelby Crews, senior community relations manager for The United Family. “We are confident this donation will impact Lubbock families in need, and are grateful to our guests for sharing support at a time when local food banks need our support the most.”
To participate in the food drives, store guests were able to make donations of nonperishable food at United Supermarkets, Market Street or Amigos locations throughout Lubbock. Guests could also contribute by adding a cash donation to their bill during checkout.
About The United Family®
In its 99th year of operation, United Supermarkets, LLC – d.b.a. The United Family® – is a Texas-based grocery chain with stores in 36 communities in West Texas, Dallas-Fort Worth and New Mexico. A self-distributing company with headquarters in Lubbock and distribution centers in Lubbock and Roanoke, The United Family currently operates 66 stores under five unique banners: United Supermarkets, Market Street, Amigos, Albertsons Market and United Express, along with ancillary operations R.C. Taylor Distributing, Praters and Llano Logistics. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Albertson’s LLC. For more information, please visit www.unitedtexas.com.
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