Lakeland, Florida-based Publix, along with its customers, is working to help put food on the tables of neighbors in need through the “Feeding More Together” donation campaign.
This program supports food banks throughout the Southeast in two ways: with nonperishable food items and with fresh produce purchased from Southeastern farmers.
Customers can donate any dollar amount at the register. Those customer donations will provide dollar credits allowing food banks and pantries to select from a variety of nonperishable food items they most need to serve their clients.
Each dollar donated at the register will be matched by Publix with purchases of produce from farmers. All donations will go toward support Feeding America member food banks and other local food banks.
“No one should ever have to wonder where they will find their next meal. As a food retailer, we’re committed to helping alleviate hunger in the communities we serve,” said Todd Jones, Publix CEO. “And we know when we work together with our customers and associates, we can help provide our neighbors the nourishing meals they need to reach their full potential.”
Launched in 2021, the “Feeding More Together” campaign will provide nearly 200 million meals from donations made in its inaugural year to food banks and other nonprofit agencies focused on hunger alleviation.
Since 2009, Publix has donated more than $2 billion in food to people in need and has pledged an additional $2 billion in food donations by 2030. And over 12 years, Publix’s register campaigns and produce contributions in support of hunger alleviation have resulted in more than $125 million in food donations.
Since 2015, Publix Super Markets Charities, which supports nonprofits in Publix’s operating area, has donated more than $32.5 million to food banks and other organizations.
To learn more, visit publix.com/FeedingMoreTogether.
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