Take A Bite Out of Hunger 2023

In an effort to help feed families who are experiencing food insecurity, The United Family partnered with FirstFruits Farms for the Take a Bite Out of Hunger™ program in 2023. Through this partnership, the company was able to donate 50,000 pounds of apples to families in need.

Over the 13 years of this program, The United Family has donated more than 550,000 pounds of apples to benefit more than 167,000 families. Because of the positive impact of the initiative, we plan to continue this partnership for many years to come.

A special thank you to team members across the company — without the work of team members in the stores, these apples would not have made it to those in our communities who need them. Your work selling FirstFruits apples is what makes this donation possible! 

The Take a Bite Out of Hunger™ program works to provide food banks and food pantries with fresh produce for their clients. Fresh produce can be one of the most difficult types of foods for these organizations to secure. That’s what makes donations like these so important for the communities these organizations serve. 

FirstFruits Farms began more than 40 years ago and has since made its mark because of its emphasis on service. They work hard to ensure that their employees are cared for, as well as those throughout the numerous communities they serve.

The United Family is proud to partner with an organization that has ultimate service as part of its mission. Aimee Peters, business development manager of FirstFruits, has been crucial in ensuring these goals are being met. She believes that “everyone should have access to fresh, nutritious produce as a part of a well-balanced diet.”

We believe the same thing. Every individual deserves quality food to help support healthy living. We are thankful for FirstFruits and their efforts to make this possible.  

The apples that were donated throughout the month of April made their way to food banks across multiple United Family regions. This includes food banks in Lubbock, Amarillo, Abilene, the Dallas area, Midland/Odessa, San Angelo, Wichita Falls, Clovis, and Albuquerque.