Guests of The United Family® stores in West Texas, Dallas-Fort Worth and New Mexico contributed $44,892 to relief efforts for victims of the recent earthquakes in Nepal during an eight-day fundraising campaign that ended Sunday, May 10. The United Family also made a matching gift of more than $15,000, which pushed the total donation to $60,000 in support of Lubbock-based Breedlove Foods’ effort to prepare and ship more than one million servings of food to earthquake victims.
“Once again, our guests rose to the challenge and showed us that they felt strongly called to help this effort. Over the eight day giving period the guest response was so great that we felt it important to maximize United’s support as well,” said Robert Taylor, president of The United Family. “By increasing the matched funds from our original pledge of $10,000 Breedlove Foods will now be able to ship 1.5 million dehydrated meals to thousands affected by the two strong earthquakes that have rocked Nepal; 500,000 more meals than our first goal would have allowed.”
According to the most recent reports, the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that devestated western Nepal on April 25 killed more than 8,000 people and injured more than 18,000. A second, 7.3-magnitude earthquake also struck eastern Nepal on Tuesday, May 12.
“Breedlove exists to serve those in need by providing hope in the form of nutritious food products. As a nonprofit, we simply can’t do what we do without the financial contributions of caring individuals and corporate sponsors. As is always the case, when we presented a need, the community of Lubbock stepped up,” said Ted Holder, CEO of Breedlove Foods. “It is an understatement to say that we are pleased and honored to have partnered with The United Family on this campaign. We join our voice with United, and with all the people in Nepal who will be recipients of life-saving Breedlove food, in thanking their customers who got involved by giving during the campaign.”
About Breedlove Foods, Inc.
Breedlove Foods, Inc. is the only commercial-sized nonprofit processor of food. It is committed to transforming lives through hope and encouragement by partnering globally to provide nutritious food to the world’s most vulnerable. In existence since 1994, Breedlove Foods, Inc. has distributed more than 1.02 billion servings of food globally as of 2010, and it has only just begun. Numerous partners in the field utilize the company’s food in their programs in over 80 countries. Due to Breedlove Foods’ status as a nonprofit, it is able to keep costs extremely low, which means it is feeding more people with every dollar donated.