Publix distributing more than $577,000 to Jacksonville division nonprofits

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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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