Publix Super Markets Charities Donates $5 Million to Hunger Relief Organizations

Provides meals and hope to neighbors in need

LAKELAND, Fla.--()--As part of Publix Super Markets Charities’ ongoing support of hunger relief efforts and in recognition of September being Hunger Action Month, Publix Charities announced today it will donate $5 million to Feeding America® member food banks, schools and other nonprofit organizations across the Southeast. The donation will support pantries and meal programs in the communities surrounding Publix stores and brings Publix Charities’ total contribution to hunger relief organizations to more than $22 million over the last five years. Throughout the day, Publix associates and leadership will visit 18 Feeding America member food banks and partner agencies in Publix’s seven state operating area to volunteer and deliver contributions.

“Millions of people in the Southeast — many of them children and seniors — may not know where they will find their next meal. Together, we can help change that,” said Kelly Williams-Puccio, executive director of Publix Super Markets Charities. “We are proud to continue our commitment to feeding communities across the Southeast and offer dignity and nourishment to our neighbors in need.”

According to the USDA, 1 in 8 people across the U.S. struggles with hunger, including more than 9 million people in Publix’s operating area.

“Every day, food banks in the Feeding America network are on the ground helping children and families who need it most, but we know that we can’t end hunger alone. We are grateful to Publix and Publix Super Markets Charities for their long-standing commitment to fighting hunger in communities across the Southeast. Your donations will have a tremendous impact on the lives of people we serve,” said Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO of Feeding America.

This year’s $5 million donation includes $25,000 to Feeding America as well as gifts ranging from $20,000 to $150,000 to each of the following member food banks:

Food Bank

 

Location

 

Donation

Alabama

 

 

 

 

Community Food Bank of Central Alabama

 

Birmingham

 

$150,000

Feeding the Gulf Coast

 

Theodore

 

$150,000

Food Bank of North Alabama

 

Huntsville

 

$100,000

Montgomery Area Food Bank

 

Montgomery

 

$100,000

 

 

 

 

 

Florida

 

 

 

 

All Faiths Food Bank

 

Sarasota

 

$150,000

America's Second Harvest of the Big Bend

 

Tallahassee

 

$75,000

Feeding Northeast Florida

 

Jacksonville

 

$100,000

Feeding South Florida

 

Pembroke Park

 

$150,000

Feeding Tampa Bay

 

Tampa

 

$150,000

Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida

 

Fort Myers

 

$150,000

Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida

 

Orlando

 

$150,000

Treasure Coast Food Bank

 

Fort Pierce

 

$75,000

 

 

Georgia

 

 

 

 

America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia

 

Savannah

 

$100,000

Atlanta Community Food Bank

 

Atlanta

 

$150,000

Feeding the Valley

 

Midland

 

$50,000

Food Bank of Northeast Georgia

 

Athens

 

$75,000

Golden Harvest Food Bank

 

Augusta

 

$80,000

Middle Georgia Community Food Bank

 

Macon

 

$75,000

Second Harvest of South Georgia

 

Valdosta

 

$50,000

 

 

 

 

 

North Carolina

 

 

 

 

Action Pathways

 

Fayetteville

 

$35,000

Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina

 

Raleigh

 

$100,000

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle

 

Raleigh

 

$50,000

MANNA Food Bank

 

Asheville

 

$50,000

Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina

 

Charlotte

 

$150,000

Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina

 

Winston-Salem

 

$60,000

 

 

 

 

 

South Carolina

 

 

 

 

Harvest Hope Food Bank

 

Columbia

 

$150,000

Lowcountry Food Bank

 

Charleston

 

$150,000

 

 

 

 

 

Tennessee

 

 

 

 

Chattanooga Area Food Bank

 

Chattanooga

 

$75,000

Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee

 

Maryville

 

$60,000

Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee

 

Nashville

 

$100,000

Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee

 

Greeneville

 

$20,000

 

 

 

 

 

Virginia

 

 

 

 

Feed More

 

Richmond

 

$75,000

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 Feeding America

Feeding America is the nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, we provide food to more than 46 million people through 60,000 food pantries and meal programs in communities across America. Feeding America also supports programs that improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger. Visit www.feedingamerica.org, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

Contacts

Maria Brous
(863) 680-5339

Contacts

Maria Brous
(863) 680-5339