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Publix Donates $1M To Support Hurricane Relief In Florida

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Lakeland, Florida-based Publix Super Markets Charities is donating $1 million to support relief efforts in areas affected by Hurricane Idalia.

In addition, Publix is activating a company-wide donation campaign, allowing customers and employees to help provide relief for those affected by the hurricane. Donations may be made in any amount at checkout. The end date for the campaign will be determined based on customer response.

The contribution and those made by Publix employees and customers will be used to support nonprofits, including the American Red Cross, United Way and the Florida Fund, enabling them to respond to and help people recover from this disaster.

“We’re thankful to Publix Charities for their generous donation to help the people affected by Hurricane Idalia,” said Publix CEO Todd Jones.

“And I’m proud of our more than 250,000 associates who are working hard to take care of our customers, our communities and each other every day, especially in times of disaster.”

Publix, the largest employee-owned company in the U.S. with more than 250,000 employees, operates 1,351 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. For 26 consecutive years, the company has been recognized by Fortune as a great place to work.

Publix was named The Shelby Report of the Southeast’s 2020 Retailer of the Year. The company regularly donates to help with disaster relief and humanitarian aid efforts, such as the situation in Ukraine, Hurricane Ian relief and additional hunger relief programs. 

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