Lubbock, Texas-based United Supermarkets and its guests donated an additional $28,614 and 8,338 pounds of food to South Plains Food Bank during the company’s recent mini food drive at its 10 stores in Lubbock County.
Following the public announcement in early August that the food bank was facing a critical shortage of food, United responded by sending a truckload of approximately 51,000 pounds of food to the local agency, as well as approximately 34,000 pounds to High Plains Food Bank in Amarillo.
The company then hosted a mini food drive at its Lubbock and Slaton stores, giving guests the opportunity to make either monetary or food donations through the remainder of August.
Guests responded with $18,614 in cash donations and 4,169 pounds of food. United matched the first $10,000 in cash donations and doubled the food donation amount.
United will join the food bank and KCBD-TV NewsChannel 11 in hosting the annual “U Can Share Food Drive” Dec. 6-11 at United’s 82nd and Frankford location.
United Supermarkets is a grocery chain with stores in 30 markets across north and west Texas. It operates 50 stores under three distinct formats: United Supermarkets, Market Street and Amigos United.