United Supermarkets, Rainier partner for Pears for Pairs initiative
Throughout the early part of March, United Supermarkets teamed up with Rainier Fruit to donate more than 5,000 pairs of socks across Texas through the Pears for Pairs initiative. More than 20,000 pairs of socks have been donated through this program over the last four years.
During the fall and winter months in 2022, a portion of the proceeds from the purchase of Rainier Fruit pears and apples went to purchasing brand new socks to donate to organizations that support those experiencing homelessness — “Pears for Pairs.”
Oftentimes, socks are one of the most requested items at homeless shelters, but they can also be one of the least donated items. The goal of this initiative is to help put socks on the feet of those in need by putting them in the hands of organizations that help homeless populations across Texas.
“For some, a new pair of socks can make a world of difference,” said Joseph Bunting, produce business director for The United Family. “That’s why we are so grateful to once again partner with Rainer Fruits to do this program. We are also thankful to our guests for participating and helping us raise the funds for the socks.”