United Supermarkets to Partner with KRBC-TV, Abilene Food Bank for Extended December Food Drive; Makes $20,000 Donation to Jumpstart Effort

United Supermarkets to Partner with KRBC-TV, Abilene Food Bank for Extended December Food Drive; Makes $20,000 Donation to Jumpstart Effort

By Chase York

 

 

 

ABILENE, Texas – United Supermarkets will join forces with KRBC-TV and the Food Bank of West Central Texas to sponsor an extended “Share Your Christmas” Food Drive for Abilene in early December. The United location at 3301 S. 14th will host the three-day event Dec. 7-9, and KRBC will broadcast live updates from the store parking lot throughout the drive.To help jumpstart the food drive, United announced a $20,000 cash donation to the food bank on Saturday in recognition of the company’s 20th anniversary in Abilene.{{more}}“Support of the food banks in our trades areas is a natural partnership for our company, and we are grateful to the Food Bank of West Central Texas for all the great work it does to feed the hungry in the Abilene area,” said Mark Yowell, regional vice president of United Supermarkets LLC. “We are also extremely grateful to KRBC for agreeing to be our media partner for this extremely worthy endeavor,” Yowell added. “We are excited about the potential for ‘Share Your Christmas’ and are looking forward to helping it grow in the years ahead.”United Supermarkets celebrated its 20th year in Abilene on Saturday with tailgate-style cookouts in the parking lot of all four local stores. The Abilene anniversary coincides with the 95th anniversary of the company’s founding in 1916. United joined the Abilene community in 1991 when it purchased five existing Lone Star Market stores, one of which was replaced with a new 45,000-square-foot United, which opened in early 2004. The first official day of business was Aug. 29, 1991.Earlier this year, all four Abilene stores received extensive interior and exterior updates through a remodeling effort completed in June. During the renovations, United also reopened a regional corporate office inside the Judge Ely Blvd. location. About United Supermarkets Now in its 95th year of operation, United Supermarkets, LLC, is a Texas-based, family-owned grocery chain with stores in 30 markets across north and west Texas. A self-distributing company with its headquarters in Lubbock and distribution centers in Lubbock and Roanoke, United currently operates 51 stores under four distinct formats: United Supermarkets, Market Street, Amigos United and United Express