Growing Together for Earth Day: United Supermarkets and partners enhance South Plains Food Bank’s Youth Farm

Growing Together for Earth Day:

United Supermarkets and Partners enhance South Plains Food Bank's Youth Farm

In a collaborative effort, United Supermarkets partnered with One Tree Public and Colour Republic to help enhance the South Plains Food Bank’s Carolyn Lanier Youth Farm. 

This initiative, which took place on April 10, 2024, holds special significance as it aligns perfectly with the spirit of Earth Day. As we celebrate our planet, this project serves as an example of how collective action can make a lasting impact on our local communities and environment. 

With the help of the two organizations, United Family team members worked to build a multi-bed pollinator garden with climate-appropriate perennials and trees to provide habitat to native pollinators including bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies. These healthy pollinator populations in turn benefit other native plants and animals and improve the production of crops on the farm. 

The funding for this project, totaling $10,000, was raised through special bouquet sales at The United Family locations. The team’s effort on this project reflects The United Family’s shared goal of creating a healthier and more sustainable world for future generations.

The 5.5-acre Carolyn Lanier Youth Farm at South Plains Food Bank was established in 1988 to provide locally-grown and sustainable produce to people receiving food assistance through the Food Bank. The Farm produces approximately 50,000 pounds of vegetables and fruits every year, providing fresh and nutritious foods to families in the area. 

Not only does this initiative help further the success of this amazing farm, but it also demonstrates a commitment to sustainability in our communities and a dedication to making a positive impact on the environment. 

As we recognize Earth Month and Day, let us remember the importance of preserving our planet and helping our communities!