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 Harvey.
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 Harvey. The program will continue for a few weeks, based on customer response.
“Our customers and associates have trusted Publix to help those affected by tragic events,” said Maria Brous, director of media and community relations. “We know many of our extended Publix family and friends are affected by this devastation, and we are committed to supporting them.”
Additionally, Publix Super Markets Charities is donating $250,000 to the American Red Cross 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 1,154 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.