JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – March 30, 2017 – Publix Super Markets is distributing $577,000 from its Food For All® 2016 fundraiser to 21 Jacksonville division nonprofit organizations. The annual campaign distributes funds to support programs that fight hunger and advocate for self-sufficiency on a local and regional level.
“Our stores throughout the states we operate within such as Alabama, are pleased to participate in this annual fundraiser,” said Dwaine Stevens, Publix media and community relations manager, Jacksonville division. “Thanks to the generosity of our customers – and the enthusiasm of our associates – the campaign is helping to make a difference in the lives of so many in the communities we serve.”
In December 2016, Publix customers and associates contributed to the campaign by purchasing donation coupons in $1, $3, or $5 amounts that were scanned during checkout and added to their 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 campaign.
“We commend Publix for their continued commitment to social responsibility and good corporate citizenship, and are honored to help facilitate their annual Food For All fundraiser,” said Dave McConnell, president and CEO of making change. “All told, Publix is delivering more than $5 million from the 2016 campaign to nonprofit organizations across their southeastern footprint, representing a 25 percent increase over the 2015 campaign.”
Nonprofits receiving funds in the Jacksonville (Fla.) division include:
Florida: Salvation Army, Lutz
Stetson Baptist Church, Deland
Waste Not Want Not, Inc., Orange Park Farm Share, Inc., Homestead
Second Harvest Food Bank of Brevard,
West Melbourne Second Harvest Food Bank of Central FL, Orlando
Feeding Northwest Florida, Jacksonville
Bread of the Mighty Food Bank, Gainesville
CRU Inner City (Campus Crusade for Christ), Jacksonville
St. Johns Cares, St. Johns
UF Field & Fork Food Pantry, Gainesville
We Care Food Pantry, Homosassa
Georgia: Second Harvest of South Georgia, Valdosta
Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, Savannah
United Way of the Coastal Empire, Richmond
Hill United Way of South Central Georgia, Tifton
Colquitt Food Bank, Moultrie
Alabama: Wiregrass Area United Way Food Bank, Dothan
Feeding The Gulf Coast, Theodore
Montgomery Area Food Bank, Montgomery
South Carolina: United Way of the Lowcounty, Inc., Beaufort
Publix is privately owned and operated by its 200,000 employees, with 2016 sales of $34 billion. Currently Publix has 1,145 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina. The company has been named one of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For in America” for 20 consecutive years. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized among the top in the grocery business. For more information, visit the company’s website, corporate.publix.com. About Food For All® and making change® Food For All® is a program of making change®, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that partners with thousands of grocery retailers nationwide to run point-of-purchase fundraisers. Since 1985, the organization has successfully raised more than $105 million to fund nonprofit organizations in the United States and around the world. For more information, please visit www.makingchange.org.
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