The annual campaign partners Publix customers and associates to raise money in support of nonprofit organizations serving individuals within their local communities. These local and regional nonprofits help fight hunger and advocate for self-sufficiency and last year, represented more than 185 organizations.
As a result of the generosity of customers and associates, Publix distributed more than $5 million in grants to more than 185 charities located across the southeastern United States.
“Each year, we are humbled by the kindness and giving spirit of our customers and associates to help their neighbors that may be facing food insecurity and other challenges,” said Maria Brous, director of media and community relations, Publix. “The Food For All campaign provides our customers and associates with a simple way to help and we’re looking forward to another successful program.”
Themed campaign boards are displayed at checkout and customers may participate by asking the cashier to add a $1, $3 or $5 contribution to their grocery bill. Food For All® is a program of Making Change®, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that has partnered with Publix since 1990 to create successful campaigns.
“We are honored to partner with Publix and help facilitate the Food For All fundraiser each year,” said Dave McConnell, president and CEO of Making Change. “Publix’s determination and commitment to this fundraiser continues to successfully help nonprofit organizations feed communities all across the southeast.”
About Food For All® and Making Change®
Food For All® is a program of Making Change®, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that partners with thousands of grocery retailers nationwide to run point-of-purchase fundraisers. Since 1985, the organization has successfully raised more than $105 million to fund nonprofit organizations in the United States and around the world. For more information, visit makingchange.org.
Publix is privately owned and operated by its 188,000 employees, with 2016 sales of $34 billion. Currently Publix has 1,157 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.