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Albertsons Market donates 5,240 lbs of apples to the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico

CLOVIS (KSMX)- Albertsons Market is celebrating a decade of giving to the Take a Bite Out of Hunger program with the delivery of 5,240 pounds of apples to the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico on Tuesday, April 21.

The longest-running retail partner in the Take a Bite Out of Hunger program, The United Family has donated more than 500,000 pounds of apples and fed more than 100,000 families in the 10 years of participation. This donation marks a continuing commitment by The United Family as one of the 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.

Since Take a Bite Out of Hunger was introduced in 2010, more than 1.2 million pounds of fresh apples have been donated to local food banks with donations taking place across the U.S. and Canada.

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