LUBBOCK (June 13, 2016) — The United Family® delivered a total of 116,146 pounds of food to eight food banks in the company’s service areas. The contribution will provide more than 96,000 meals to approximately 32,000 families throughout West Texas, Dallas-Fort Worth and Eastern New Mexico. The donation is part of The United Family’s yearlong celebration of the 100th anniversary of United Supermarkets, the company’s flagship banner.
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.
The United Family donated 14,518 pounds (seven pallets) of food to each of the following food banks:
- South Plains Food Bank in Lubbock
- High Plains Food Bank in Amarillo
- North Texas Food Bank in Dallas-Fort Worth
- West Texas Food Bank in Midland-Odessa
- Wichita Falls Area Food Bank in Wichita Falls
- Food Bank of West Central Texas in Abilene
- Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico in Clovis
- Concho Valley Regional Food Bank in San Angelo
“Each day we get the pleasure of serving our guests by offering quality food in our stores, but it is equally as important to us to serve those who may need an extra hand,” said Robert Taylor, president of The United Family. “We are honored to partner with these local food banks and provide support throughout the communities we serve.”
The food items were specifically selected to provide nutritional value to the families receiving the donation, and include pinto beans, pasta sauce and creamy peanut butter, among other items. These items provide nutrients beneficial for lowering the risk of heart disease and cancer, and are also good sources of protein, fat and fiber.
Through a year of celebration, The United Family is giving back to their communities in spades. To kick off the year in January, the company pledged to donate $100,000 to schools in their communities. In April, more than 140,000 pounds of apples were donated to local food banks through Take A Bite out of Hunger, and May 31 through Sept. 7 the company is donating $1,000 to a local charity for 100 consecutive days, as part of their ‘100 Days of Giving Campaign.’ To round out the year The United Family will donate 1,200 special 100th Anniversary stuffed animals to children’s hospitals in 12 markets just before Thanksgiving.
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 can be found in 13 communities in Texas, including McKinney, Abilene, Allen, Amarillo, Colleyville, Coppell, Flower Mound, Frisco, Lubbock (3), Midland, Odessa, Plano and Wichita Falls. An additional store is scheduled to open in San Angelo in 2016. For more information locally, visit marketstreetdfw.com.
About United Supermarkets, LLC
Now in its 100th year of operation, United Supermarkets, LLC — d.b.a. The United Family® — is a Texas-based grocery chain with stores in 41 communities in Dallas-Fort Worth, West Texas and New Mexico. A self-distributing company with its headquarters in Lubbock and distribution centers in Lubbock and Roanoke, United currently operates 73 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, visit unitedtexas.com.