United Supermarkets is an avid supporter of the communities in which they are located. Abilene has 4 United Supermarkets and they have teamed up with the local Meals on Wheels to bring you the 'Easy as Pie' fundraiser. Meals on Wheels prepares and delivers over 1000 hot meals each week to at-risk or disabled adults in the Big Country. United Supermarkets is asking guests of their stores to make a donation to help feed the recipients of Meals on Wheels.

Saturday, November 15th - Wednesday, November 26th you can make a donation at check out or at the volunteer tables located at the front of each store. For every $5 donation, United will offer a coupon for a free Sara Lee pie. This venture helped raise more than $17,500 last year for the Abilene Meals on Wheels Plus organization. You will be able to use that coupon until the end of the year.

The Meals on Wheels organization doesn't just provide a hot meal but also a smiling face, a little conversation and a 'wellness check', if you will. My grandmother was a recipient at one time. She didn't live in Abilene and her health was beginning to fail, my mom wasn't able to check in on her like she wanted to make sure she was eating. Meals on Wheels in her area gave us that peace of mind that she was getting a good meal, someone was checking on her well being and she was getting face to face interaction with someone each week.

So as you do your holiday shopping this next week and a half remember there are many out there what might not get a hot meal or have family to share the day with. Simply make your donation at any of our 4 local United Supermarkets to help ensure no one has to go without or be alone.