How about them apples? All 7,000 pounds of them.

My love of apples knows no bounds. This is not hyperbole. I have an apple every night. Apples are excellent hunger-fighters and the United Family has spread the love all over Texas and New Mexico with over 7,000 pounds staying right here at the South Plains Food Bank.

Here's the company's full press release about the donation:

United Supermarkets, Market Street & Amigos donate nearly 40,000 lbs. of apples across Texas & New Mexico as part of Take a Bite Out of Hunger program

South Plains Food Bank received 7,000 lbs.

LUBBOCK, Texas — On Wednesday, United Supermarkets, Market Street, and Amigos donated 7,000 pounds of apples to the South Plains Food Bank as part of the Take a Bite Out of Hunger™ program. This donation was part of a larger donation of more than 39,000 pounds of apples across Texas and New Mexico.

In the first 10 years of the Take a Bite Out of Hunger™ program, United Family stores have donated more than 500,000 pounds of apples and fed more than 167,000 families. Now in the eleventh year, the company continues to add to that total.

"We are so proud to continue the tradition of the Take a Bite Out of Hunger donations to food banks across our communities," said Joseph Bunting, produce business director for the United Family. "Now in our eleventh year of this program, we understand just how much these donations mean to the food banks and the families they serve."

This donation marks a continuing commitment by United Supermarkets, Market Street, and Amigos as original partners of the Take a Bite Out of Hunger™ program, sponsored by FirstFruits Marketing of Washington. FirstFruits created the program to help feed the underserved while bringing attention to the problem of food insecurity in the United States.

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