Publix Super Markets Charities donates $5.65M for Hunger Alleviation
LAKELAND, Fla., Sept. 15, 2022 — Publix Super Markets Charities (PSMC) announced today it will donate $5.65 million to 328 Feeding America® member food banks and other nonprofit organizations working to alleviate hunger throughout the Southeast.
To further support hunger alleviation efforts, nearly 6,300 Publix associates are volunteering with 205 nonprofits throughout the company’s operating area, each with a mission to help people experiencing food insecurity, during Publix Serves Week.
“For many of our neighbors, a daily meal isn’t a choice of what they will eat, but if they will eat. It may be a choice between eating a meal or paying an electric bill. We want to help alleviate that burden by putting nourishing food on the tables of our neighbors in need,” said Publix CEO Todd Jones. “With the donation from Publix Charities and the volunteer efforts of Publix associates, we’re honored to do good together for our communities.”
“Wholesome food is fundamental for the health and well-being of our communities, and too many lack access to this basic need,” said Feeding America CEO Claire Babineaux-Fontenot. “These gifts from Publix Super Markets Charities further our mission to provide access to nutritious food. We’re grateful to Publix and Publix Super Markets Charities for their continued commitment to helping alleviate hunger.”
For a list of Feeding America member food bank recipients, and to learn more about PSMC’s hunger alleviation efforts, please visit publixcharities.org/hunger.
About Publix Super Markets Charities
George Jenkins, founder of Publix Super Markets and affectionately known as “Mr. George,” believed in giving. From the day he opened his first Publix, he made sure his associates, customers, and community were taken care of. In 1966, Mr. George established the Foundation with the vision it would continue giving long after he was gone. Publix Super Markets Charities remains committed to serving the communities in which Publix operates. To learn more, visit www.publixcharities.org.
About Publix Super Markets
Publix, the largest employee-owned company in the US with more than 230,000 associates, currently operates 1,305 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia. For 25 consecutive years, the company has been recognized by Fortune as a great place to work. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized among the top in the grocery business. For more information, visit the company’s newsroom at corporate.publix.com/newsroom.
About Feeding America
Feeding America® is the largest hunger-relief organization in the United States. Through a network of more than 200 food banks, 21 statewide food bank associations, and over 60,000 partner agencies, food pantries, and meal programs, we helped provide 6.6 billion meals to tens of millions of people in need last year. Feeding America also supports programs that prevent food waste and improve food security among the people we serve, brings attention to the social and systemic barriers that contribute to food insecurity in our nation, and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry.
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