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Publix Distributing More Than $1.4M To Nonprofits Fighting Hunger

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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: 


Action Ministries 

Atlanta Community Food Bank

Barrow County Food Pantry 

Carroll County Emergency Shelter, Inc.

Children’s Restoration Network

Christian City

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.

Homestretch, 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

MUST Ministries Cherokee Program Services Center 

Nicholas House 

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 Place

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

Family Connection 

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


Greenhouse Ministries

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

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