Hunger

As one of the largest grocery retailers in North America, we find that supporting hunger relief programs is a natural fit for us. We’re proud to be one of the largest contributors to food banks and hunger-relief programs in the neighborhoods we serve.

In addition, we are proud supporters of Hunger Is a proprietary program working to eradicate childhood hunger in America. With 1 in 7 children in America, in our neighborhoods, not knowing where their next meal will come from, it is a big problem and we are well positioned to create a ground swelling of support to ensure that no child will go hungry.

Hunger Is raises awareness, engages volunteers and raises funds to support innovative and effective programs throughout the country focused on ensuring every child in America has access to a healthy breakfast.

We believe:

  • Children in American are suffering. Our children. Hunger is robbing them of their childhood.
  • For a child in America, possibilities should be limitless. We teach our children to aim high…to reach for the stars. The hopes for our future rest on our children’s shoulders; our continued prosperity becomes their responsibility.

Yet within the borders of our country, the limits of our cities, the blocks of our neighborhoods, the walls of our schools, a lack of nourishment is eroding our children’s potential.

That is not someone else’s problem. It is ours to solve. We can all do something to undo childhood hunger.

We will not let their opportunities to succeed be diminished by hunger. Empty stomachs will not determine who they will be and what they can accomplish.

Each and every one of us will take responsibility for the children who are hungry in our neighborhoods. They are our children. Yours and mine. They belong to us and we refuse to ignore a problem that has existed for so long in a country with so much bounty and excess.

Every boy and girl should be able to dream big and make those dreams a reality.

We will take ownership of hunger here. By investing our time, energy and resources, we can be part of the solution to end childhood hunger. We can fill bellies. Turn fear into hope. Opportunities to succeed will no longer be diminished by a problem that is within our power to solve.

We will do whatever it takes to assure that no child in America will ever have to say, “Hunger Is Me”.

Local Stories

Picture of Market Street teams up with the North Texas Food Bank for Souper Bowl of Caring each year.

Fighting Hunger

Annual large-scale food drives are held throughout the United division benefiting local food banks. Guests have the opportunity to make monetary donations at the register or donate product in store.

Year to year, these drive make a significant impact on the ability for local food banks to take care of the families they serve. We are blessed to support these efforts with corporate donations and volunteers.

Picture of 40 United volunteers came together in the inaugural outreach event to build food boxes From Our Family to Yours.

From Our Family to Yours

In an effort to create meaningful impact in the fight against hunger, multiple UCrew teams came together to impact childhood summer hunger with a program called From Our Family to Yours. In a morale boosting service event, more than 40 United volunteers packed 1,000 food boxes.

Throughout the summer, UCrew volunteers distributed them throughout the summer at area Boys and Girls Clubs. Team members and the families served were enriched by this company effort.

Picture of Robert Taylor, The United Family president, remarks with a South Plains Food Bank team member that neighbors feeding neighbors is really what efforts like this are all about - taking care of the families we serve.

100th Anniversary Celebration - 100,000 Pound Summer Food Bank Donation

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.

100 Anniversary
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.

Food Bank Donations
In June the company donated a total 116,146 pounds of food to eight local food banks in an effort to prepare for the winter months. Each food bank received seven pallets (14,518 pounds) of food filled with items that provide essential nutrients. This donation allowed The United Family to provide more than 96,000 meals to approximately 32,000 families throughout its service areas. The food banks that benefited from this donation include:
• 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

Picture of The United Family produce team celebrates more than 140,000 pounds of apples being donated to food banks in Texas and New Mexico.

100th Anniversary Celebration - Take a Bite Out of Hunger

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.

100 Anniversary
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.

Take a Bite out of Hunger
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 Angelo

Where We Give

We focus on giving locally to help strengthen neighborhoods and change lives.