LAKELAND, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Publix Super Markets established a program to allow customers and associates at its Tennessee stores to make donations to a relief fund for those impacted by recent weather events.
Customers may donate any amount by adding it to their grocery totals when checking out at Publix registers in Tennessee. Donations will be channeled through the American Red Cross and designated specifically for Southern Tornadoes and Floods relief. The end date for the program will be determined based on customer response.
Additionally, Publix Super Markets Charities is donating a total of $100,000 to the American Red Cross and United Way to support relief efforts for the affected areas.
“Our customers trust us to provide a way for them to donate to help their neighbors in need,” said Publix Director of Communications Maria Brous. “It is our privilege to support our communities when disaster strikes.”
Publix, the largest employee-owned company in the U.S. with more than 200,000 associates, currently operates 1,243 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. Publix is privately owned with 2019 sales of $38.1 billion. For 23 consecutive years, the company has been recognized by Fortune as a great place to work. 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.