United Family stores donates 50,000 pounds of apples
The United Family donated 50,000 pounds of apples to food banks and other organizations across Texas and New Mexico as part of the Take a Bite Out of Hunger program. The donations took place throughout the last week of April.
In the first 11 years of the Take a Bite Out of Hunger program, United Family stores have donated more than 540,000 pounds of apples and fed more than 167,000 families. Now in the 12th year, the company continues to add to that total.
"We are so proud to continue the tradition of the Take a Bite Out of Hunger donations to food banks across our communities," said Joseph Bunting, produce business director for the United Family. "Now in our 12th year of this program, we understand just how much these donations mean to the food banks and the families they serve."
This donation marks a continuing commitment by The United Family as an original partner of the Take a Bite Out of Hunger program, sponsored by FirstFruits Marketing of Washington. FirstFruits created the program to help feed the underserved while bringing attention to the problem of food insecurity in the United States.