LUBBOCK, Texas, 2015-9-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — The United Family® today announced that store guests raised $10,210 for Lubbock students in need during the annual “Project SOS: Supply our Students” school supply drive. From July 22 through Aug. 11, guests of United Supermarkets, Market Street and Amigos locations in the Lubbock area donated new school supplies in-store and provided monetary donations at checkout to ensure students will have the supplies necessary to focus on their education during the 2015-2016 school year.
“We are so grateful for our guests’ generosity, which will ensure those students in need have the essential items to learn and develop in the classroom,” said Shelby Crews, senior community relations manager for The United Family® . “This donation is a testament to our community coming together to make Lubbock a better place and help provide a bright future for all our children.”
Five school districts will benefit from the donation, including Cooper, Frenship, Lubbock, Roosevelt and Slaton. Each school will receive the supplies and directly issue them to families and children in need.
“The support of the community and the United Family will provide area school districts the ability to equip each of our students to take advantage of the critical lessons and education provided by our outstanding teachers,” said Dr. Berhl Robertson, Jr., superintendent for the Lubbock Independent School District. “We are excited to begin another great year, and our partnership with The United Family ensures everyone has the opportunity to succeed.”
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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