Publix Super Markets Inc. is distributing more than $1.4 million from its 2018 Food For All fundraiser to 69 Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee area nonprofit agencies. The annual event raises funds to support community nonprofits with a focus on hunger-relief and self-sufficiency at a local and regional level.
“For more than two decades Publix customers and associates have generously supported our annual Food For All campaign,” said Brenda Reid, Publix media and community relations manager, Atlanta division. “This year we’re so pleased to distribute grants to 69 area nonprofit organizations whose outstanding programs are helping to transform the communities in which we live and work.”
During the 2.5-week campaign, which ran from Oct. 25 to Nov. 10, “Give Hope” themed boards were displayed at register areas, where Publix customers and associates supported the campaign with a $1, $3 or $5 donation. The selected coupon denominations were scanned during checkout by a Publix associate and added to customers’ purchase total. Food For All is a program of Making Change, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that has partnered with Publix since 1988 to create a successful holiday season campaign.
“Making Change is honored to help facilitate the annual Publix Food For All fundraiser, and every year Publix customers and associates show incredible generosity,” said Dave McConnell, president and CEO of Making Change. “We commend Publix’s commitment to their communities and their support of hundreds of self-sufficiency and hunger-relief nonprofit agencies throughout the southeastern United States.”
Nonprofits receiving funds in the Atlanta division listed by state include:
Atlanta Community Food Bank
Barrow County Food Pantry
Carroll County Emergency Shelter, Inc.
Children’s Restoration Network
Columbus Baptist Association
Communities in Schools of Georgia
Community Assistance Center
Covington Newton County United Way
DeKalb County Schools
First Baptist of Jefferson
Good News at Noon
Greene County Food Pantry
Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation
Helping in his Name Ministries, Inc.
Hosea Feed the Hungry & Homeless, Inc.
House of Hope
Interfaith Food Closet
Jesus Life Int. Ministry of Love Mobile Outreach, Inc.
Land of Promise
Macon Outreach at Mulberry
Meals On Wheels Atlanta
Mimi’s Pantry Joseph and Evelyn Lowery Institute
MUST Ministries Cherokee Program Services Center
Oconee Area Resource Council Inc.
Partnership Against Domestic Violence
People United For Change
Prevent Child Abuse Athens
Rockdale Emergency Relief Shelter
Salvation Army (Newman)
Salvation Army Rome
Sweetwater Missions, Inc.
The Center for Family Resources
The Rainbow House Children’s Resource Center
The Salvation Army, Cartersville Branch
The Salvation Army Hall County
The Salvation Army (Norcross)
The Valley Rescue Mission, Inc.
United Force, Inc.
YMCA of Metro Atlanta
Anniston Soup Bowl
Cullman Caring for Kids
Food Bank of East Alabama
Food Bank of North Alabama
Jessie’s Place for Women and Children
Loaves and Fishes
Marshall County Christian Services
Salvation Army (Huntsville)
The Community Food Bank of Central Alabama
White Springs Baptist Church
YWCA Central Alabama
Ark Community Resource Center
Chattanooga Area Food Bank
Good Samaritan of Tullahoma
Helping Hands of Putnam County
Manna Café Ministries
Need Link Nashville
Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee
Sevier County Food Pantry