LUBBOCK (June 3, 2015) — The United Family® announced donations totaling more than $45,000 to Project Graduation celebrations at 65 high schools in Dallas-Fort Worth and West Texas, which will provide students with safe and substance-free graduation parties. The 2015 contribution to Project Graduation exceeds last year’s total by more than 18 percent.

The 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.

Offered at high schools nationwide, Project Graduation aims to reduce the number of youth involved in alcohol- and other drug-related highway accidents through coordinating adult-supervised, alcohol-free celebrations for students. The United Family’s contribution will support programs at schools located throughout the company’s service area, including the areas of Abilene, Amarillo, Dallas-Fort Worth, Lubbock, Wichita Falls and Midland-Odessa.

“Graduation season is an important and memorable time for students, and we are proud to contribute to making those celebrations special, as well as safe for the young adults in the communities we serve,” said Shelby Crews, senior community relations manager for The United Family.

A 2013 study by Liberty Mutual Insurance and Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) found that high school students are more likely to drink around the end of the school year and into summertime. The study also found that as many as three million under-the-influence teens get behind the wheel, and out of the 13 million driving-aged teens, 23 percent admit to driving under the influence of alcohol, marijuana or other drugs.

 

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.