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 Irma.
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 efforts to help people affected by Hurricane Irma. The program will continue for a few weeks, based on customer response.
“Our Publix family has been severely affected by this storm, but helping our associates, customers and communities is fundamental to who we are,” said Maria Brous, director of media and community relations. “We will rebuild together and support each other in the coming weeks and months.”
Additionally, Publix Super Markets Charities is donating in total $1 million to the American Red Cross and United Way for relief efforts for the affected areas.
Publix is privately owned and operated by its 188,000 employees, with 2016 sales of $34 billion. Currently Publix has 1,155 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. The company has been named one of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For in America” for 20 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.