LAKELAND, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today Publix Super Markets established a program to offer its customers and associates a way to directly assist those areas affected by Hurricane Matthew.
Customers may donate any amount by adding it to their grocery totals when checking out at Publix registers. Collected money will be channeled through the American Red Cross and designated specifically for disaster relief in support of their effort to help people affected by Hurricane Matthew. The program will continue for a few weeks, based on customer response.
“Our customers and associates have always shown great compassion and generosity toward others,” said Maria Brous, director of media and community relations. “As the grocer of choice in the communities we serve, we are trusted to react quickly and help those affected by tragic circumstances. This devastating disaster hits close to home as we have many associates and their families who have already been and still may be impacted. As we continue to watch Matthew’s path, we encourage our communities to prepare.”
Publix is committed to helping its customers plan for and weather the storm. For additional information, visit www.publix.com/pages/publix-storm-basics.
Additionally, Publix Super Markets Charities is donating $1 million to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Matthew relief efforts for affected areas. Hurricane Matthew has already caused significant damage to the islands and is anticipated to have a major impact along the southeast coast of the U.S.
Publix is privately owned and operated by its 186,000 employees, with 2015 sales of $32.4 billion. Currently Publix has 1,128 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina. The company has been named one of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For in America” for 19 consecutive years. 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 website, corporate.publix.com.