The United Family® will donate $100,000 to local schools throughout West Texas, Dallas-Fort Worth and Eastern New Mexico

LUBBOCK, Texas, 2016-Jan-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — As part of United Supermarkets’ 100th anniversary celebration, The United Family® announced today that they will donate $100,000 to local schools throughout West Texas, Dallas-Fort Worth and Eastern New Mexico, as part of its Shop to Support Schools program.

Beginning Jan. 13 and running through Oct. 15, guests may link a school of choice to their rewards account at any United Supermarkets, United Express, Market Street, Albertsons Market and Amigos grocery locations and earn points as they shop. At the end of the earning period, The United Family will award $1,000 to 100 schools based on the percentage of each school’s shopping activity.

“United Supermarkets has long held fast to the belief that supporting education is important and we have looked for ways to do that,” said Robert Taylor, president of The United Family. “This program is designed to let our guests make their hard-earned dollars do more than just buy groceries. It really lets them have a voice in making donations directly to schools.”

To sign up for the free rewards program, guests can visit www.unitedtexas.com or use the “United Market” mobile application, which is available for iOS and Android operating systems. For a list of participating schools and more information on The United Family’s Shop to Support Schools program, please visit shoptosupportschools.com.

About The United Family®
In its 100th 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.

Media Contacts:

Mary Myers
Communications Manger
O: 806.791.8114
mmyers@unitedtexas.com

Kerri Fulks
PR Support
O: 972.499.6617
kerri.fulks@hck2.com

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The United Family® raised $25,129 for the South Plains Food Bank

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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Media Contacts:
Mary Myers
Communications Manager
O: 806.791.8114
mmyers@unitedtexas.com

Kerri Fulks
Public Relations Support
O: 972.499.6617
kerri.fulks@hck2.com

The United Family® raised $58,968 for the High Plains Food Bank

AMARILLO, Texas, 2016-1-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — The United Family® announced today the company’s annual holiday food drive and Amarillo guests raised $58,968 for the High Plains Food Bank, which includes a $10,000 matched donation from the company.

During the food drive, guests were able to donate nonperishable food at any United Supermarkets, Market Street and Amigos locations in the Amarillo area, or purchase a can mobile for a cash donation during checkout.

“With the help of our guests, The United Family was able to donate a substantial amount to help families in need throughout the Amarillo community,” said Shelby Crews, senior community relations manager for The United Family. “We are confident this donation will have a positive impact throughout Amarillo, and are grateful to our guests for sharing support at a time when local food banks need our support the most.”

Guests were encouraged to donate items such as meat, tuna, soup, fruits, juices, vegetables, rice, macaroni and cheese, Hamburger Helper® , Rice-A-Roni® , instant potatoes and cereals and peanut butter.

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.

 

Media Contacts:
Mary Myers
Communications Manager
O: 806.791.8114
mmyers@unitedtexas.com

Kerri Fulks
Public Relations Support
O: 972.499.6617
kerri.fulks@hck2.com

The United Family® raised $10,210 for Lubbock students in need during the “Project SOS: Supply our Students” school supply drive

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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Media Contacts:
Mary Myers
Communications Manager
O: 806.791.8114 7
mmyers@unitedtexas.com

Kerri Fulks
PR Support
O: 972.499.661
kerri.fulks@hck2.com