Thousands of pounds of fruit donated to help feed the hungry

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Updated: 5/03/2013 5:12 am
12,800 pounds of apples were donated Thursday to the South Plains Food Bank. The apples came from United Super Markets through a company called "First Fruit."

It's the second year in a row that the "Take a Bite out of Hunger" campaign has provided apples to those in need through community food banks.

However many apples are bought by United from First Fruit in the designated amount of time, apple credit is given towards the program, resulting in the almost thirteen thousand pounds accumulated this year. Joseph Bunting is the Produce Business manager at United.

"We whole hearted believe in the food banks and what they do for the people in all our areas. So we selected them to help the under served to help the under served in our areas, our trade areas. And to bring light to the fact that there is a need out that that people are not getting the food or nutrition they need." Bunting said.

You can help this cause by buying more United apples when the campaign comes around next year.
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