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Publix Charities Donating $5 Million To Help Alleviate Hunger

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Publix Super Markets Charities on Aug. 9 announced it will donate $5 million to more than 240 nonprofit organizations, including Feeding America member food banks, focused on alleviating hunger across its operating area. The donation will provide funding to assist these nonprofit organizations in the nourishment of children, seniors and families in need.

Over the past four years, Publix Super Market Charities has contributed more than $17 million to hunger-related programs.

This donation continues Publix Super Markets Charities’ commitment to meeting the basic needs of the communities it serves. Food banks and other nonprofits need funding to support feeding programs such as backpack programs, mobile and school pantries and senior meal programs. Refrigerated trucks are also needed to transport perishable items that are donated by food retailers.

To help meet these needs, Feeding America and the following 32 member food banks within its network will receive a gift of $20,000-150,000 from the Foundation:

Food BankLocationDonation 
Alabama
Community Food Bank of Central AlabamaBirmingham$150,000
Feeding the Gulf CoastTheodore$100,000
Food Bank of North AlabamaHuntsville$80,000
Montgomery Area Food BankMontgomery$150,000
Florida
All Faiths Food BankSarasota$150,000
America’s Second Harvest of the Big BendTallahassee$100,000
Feeding Northeast FloridaJacksonville$150,000
Feeding South FloridaPembroke Park$150,000
Feeding Tampa BayTampa$150,000
Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest FloridaFort Myers$150,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central FloridaOrlando$100,000
Treasure Coast Food BankFort Pierce$75,000
Georgia
America’s Second Harvest of Coastal GeorgiaSavannah$100,000
Atlanta Community Food BankAtlanta$150,000
Feeding the ValleyMidland$50,000
Food Bank of Northeast GeorgiaAthens$75,000
Golden Harvest Food BankAugusta$80,000
Middle Georgia Community Food BankMacon$100,000
Second Harvest of South GeorgiaValdosta$50,000
North Carolina
Action PathwaysFayetteville$25,000
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North CarolinaRaleigh$100,000
Inter-Faith Food ShuttleRaleigh$50,000
MANNA FoodBankAsheville$50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of MetrolinaCharlotte$150,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North CarolinaWinston-Salem$50,000
South Carolina
Harvest Hope Food BankColumbia$150,000
Lowcountry Food BankCharleston$150,000
Tennessee
Chattanooga Area Food BankChattanooga$75,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of East TennesseeMaryville$50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle TennesseeNashville$100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast TennesseeGreeneville$20,000
Virginia
FeedMoreRichmond$50,000

 

This funding will assist more than 11,000 agencies served by the member food banks. Additionally, Feeding America will also receive a $25,000 donation.

“For more than 50 years, we have been nourishing the communities in which Publix operates,” said Carol Jenkins Barnett, president of Publix Super Markets Charities. “Through these efforts, we’ve supported the plight of the hungry and homeless, recognizing the importance of proper nutrition and the access to food. Children, seniors and families should never have to wonder where they will find their next meal. Our foundation is dedicated to providing more meals and giving more hope to our communities.”

“Feeding America is thankful to Publix and Publix Charities for their long-standing commitment to fighting hunger in communities across the southeast,” said Matt Knott, president of Feeding America. “One in eight Americans are at risk of hunger. This investment in programs and infrastructure will help food banks and their agency partners provide millions of meals to children, seniors and families who need them most.”


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