LUBBOCK — Guests of all United Family® stores in West Texas, Dallas-Fort Worth and New Mexico will have the opportunity to participate in relief efforts for victims of the recent earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, by making donations in-store.

United Family is the parent company of Market Street. The Market Street in McKinney is located at 6100 W. Eldorado Pkwy., at the corner of Eldorado Parkway and Ridge Road.

From now through Sunday, May 10, guests can support the relief effort by adding a financial contribution of $1 or more to their bill during checkout at any United Supermarkets, Market Street, Amigos, United Express and Albertsons Market locations.

“The damage done by the recent earthquake in Nepal is truly devastating and The United Family is honored to support Breedlove Foods’ efforts to ship their Harvest Lentil Soup Blend to victims,” said Robert Taylor, president of The United Family. “We are fortunate to have a dehydration plant in our trade area that is well equipped to respond quickly in times of disaster in order to feed millions. We encourage guests to participate in the opportunity to offer relief to this distraught region through a donation in-store.”

The United Family will match the first $10,000 donated by store guests, in order to support Lubbock-based Breedlove Foods’ efforts to prepare and ship more than one million servings of food to earthquake victims.

At last report, the magnitude-7.8 earthquake resulted in more than 5,500 deaths and at least 11,400 injuries.

 

About Market Street

Market Street is a unique and inspiring shopping experience — the place to go for people who care about food, who want a healthier lifestyle, and who are open to fresh new food ideas. It’s the place “where everyday meets gourmet” — where guests can bring many shopping lists to one store. Market Street locations can be found in McKinney as well as Allen, Amarillo, Colleyville, Coppell, Flower Mound, Frisco, Lubbock (3), Plano and Wichita Falls. Three additional stores are scheduled to open in Abilene, Midland and Odessa in 2015. For more information locally, visit marketstreetdfw.com.

About United Supermarkets, LLC

Now in its 99th year of operation, United Supermarkets, LLC — d.b.a. The United Family® — is a Texas-based grocery chain operating in 36 markets across north and west Texas. A self-distributing company with its headquarters in Lubbock and distribution centers in Lubbock and Roanoke, United currently operates 67 stores under five unique brands: 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, visit unitedtexas.com.

About Breedlove Foods Inc.

Breedlove Foods, Inc. is the only commercial-sized nonprofit processor of food. It is committed to transforming lives through hope and encouragement by partnering globally to provide nutritious food to the world’s most vulnerable. In existence since 1994, Breedlove Foods, Inc. has distributed more than 1.02 billion servings of food globally as of 2010, and it has only just begun. Numerous partners in the field utilize the company’s food in their programs in over 80 countries. Due to Breedlove Foods’ status as a nonprofit, it is able to keep costs extremely low, which means it is feeding more people with every dollar donated. For more information, visit breedlove.org.