Food Bank receives 18,000 lbs. of apples - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Food Bank receives 18,000 lbs. of apples

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

The South Plains Food Bank received a very generous donation from United Supermarkets this morning. They were giver 18,000 pounds of apples.

The donation came from a partnership United had made with First Fruits Marketing in Washington.

For every box of apples United purchased from January through March, first fruits would made a donation back to the community.

The CEO for the food bank, David Weaver, said these apples are coming at a very timely moment, because their apple orchard is not yet in season.

"Our trees are blooming, but they're just starting to form fruit right now." Weaver said. "So it will be another 6 months before we actually are having apples off the apple orchard here in Lubbock."

The food bank is working to get those apples into food boxes they say will help 4,000 families over the next week and a half.

A total of 44,000 pounds of apples were given to food banks in Lubbock, Abilene, Amarillo, and Wichita Falls.

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