Since its founding in 1916 by Henry Dewitt Snell, The United Family has been dedicated to giving back to those who so faithfully support its grocery store banners including United Supermarkets, United Express, Market Street, Amigos and Albertsons Market. By partnering with local food banks and community organizations the company is committed to improving and benefiting the communities it serves throughout West Texas, Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) and Eastern New Mexico. Listed below are several community relations efforts The United Family executed throughout 2016 in an effort to show appreciation to its guests.
The United Family celebrated a historic milestone in 2016 with the 100th Anniversary of United Supermarkets. The company commemorated a century of service with an entire year of initiatives to benefit the communities it serves throughout West Texas, DFW and Eastern New Mexico. In January 2016 The United Family launched its Shop to Support Schools program followed by Take a Bite Out of Hunger in April, the 100 Days of Giving campaign in May, food bank donations in June and hospital donations in November to close out the year. Each of these initiatives are outlined individually below.
Last year marked the company’s fifth year to participate in the Take a Bite out of Hunger program. This program was created and sponsored by FirstFruits Marketing of Washington to help feed the underserved while also bringing attention to the problem of food insecurity throughout the United States. In 2016, The United Family increased their annual donation by 100,000 pounds, totaling 140,224 pounds of apples donated to eight local food banks (listed below) throughout the company’s service areas.
• 21,093 pounds to the South Plains Food Bank in Lubbock
• 21,093 pounds to the High Plains Food Bank in Amarillo
• 21,606 pounds to the North Texas Food Bank in Dallas-Fort Worth
• 19,789 pounds to the West Texas Food Bank in Midland-Odessa
• 19,039 pounds to the Wichita Falls Area Food Bank in Wichita Falls
• 13,746 pounds to the Food Bank of West Central Texas in Abilene
• 11,929 pounds to the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico in Clovis
• 11,929 pounds to the Concho Valley Regional Food Bank in San