For the sixth year in a row, Publix Super Markets remains the No. 1 March of Dimes corporate partner, continuing efforts to tackle the nation’s maternal and infant health crisis. The grocery retailer raised more than $5.4 million in 2021 through its register campaign, bringing its total 26-year contribution to the organization to $95 million.
“For more than two decades, Publix has inspired their community to help ensure all moms and babies have the best possible start,” said Stacey D. Stewart, president and CEO of March of Dimes. “We are grateful for all of their dedicated associates and customers who have worked together as a distinct community to raise critical funds to further our mission. March of Dimes is looking forward to seeing this collaboration flourish for many years to come.”
Publix, based in Lakeland, Florida, with 1,272 retail stores in seven states – Alabama (81), Florida (818), Georgia (192), North Carolina (49), South Carolina (64), Tennessee (49), and Virginia (19) – has worked alongside the March of Dimes as a champion for healthy families. Its annual in-store campaign, which raises funds $1 at time at the register, coupled with associate giving, has achieved remarkable results in support of healthy moms and strong babies.
“We’re honored to once again be recognized as March of Dimes’ No. 1 corporate partner,” said Publix Director of Community Relations Dwaine Stevens. “Each year, our customers and associates give so generously to support healthier moms and stronger babies. We’re proud of our 26-year history with March of Dimes and helping them provide every baby the best possible start.”
The dollars donated by Publix’s customers and associates directly impact March of Dimes’ mission to improve the health of all moms and babies. Across the country these funds help support more than 50,000 families each year through NICU Initiatives, which includes the NICU Family Support program, the My NICU Baby app and educational materials. Initiatives such as It Starts With Mom are able to reach more than 95 million women to raise awareness for its mission and would not be possible without MOD’s collaboration with Publix.
Founded in 1930, Publix Super Markets is the largest and fastest-growing employee-owned supermarket chain in the United States.