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Riesbeck’s Kicks off Annual “Because Every Life Matters” Campaign

October 2, 2017

Riesbeck's Cancer Campaign Board Riesbeck’s Food Markets’  “Because Every Life Matters” October campaign kicked off in all area stores yesterday, in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Customers can donate to the point-of-purchase program through Oct. 31 and support breast cancer-related charitable organizations with $1, $3 and $5 donations at checkout stands.  Thank you to Riesbeck’s, their associates, and customers for supporting this important campaign!

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Annual Summer Campaign is in Full Swing!

July 5, 2017

From July 1 – September 30, 2017, Dorothy Lane Markets, Mollie Stone’s Markets, Adam’s Hometown Markets and Draeger’s Markets are running their annual “Hunger is No Picnic” & “Hunger Knows No Season” campaigns to support community non-profit organizations.  These point-of-purchase fundraisers feature boards stocked with $1, $3 and $5 donation coupons which are stationed at checkout stands.  Customers support the campaigns by giving a donation coupon in the desired denomination to the checkout associate, and that amount is tallied into the final grocery bill.  Donations are 100% tax deductible.

September is national “Hunger Action Month” –  proceeds from the campaigns will support community-based hunger relief programs.

Independent Grocers Encourage Shoppers to Donate at the Register to Help Fight Hunger

June 21, 2017

More than 1,600 independent grocers from across the nation urge shoppers to donate $1, $3, or $5 at the register to support their local food banks and pantries

ARLINGTON, VA (June 21, 2017) — The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, NGA Research and Education Foundation (NGAREF), and Retail Owned Food Distributors & Associates (ROFDA) recognized today as the “Independents Day of Giving” to help fight hunger and raise community awareness with more than 1,600 independent grocers across the country participating.

Shoppers have been encouraged to add $1, $3, or $5 donations to their grocery bill throughout the month of June, with a focus on June 21, the first day of summer. Each contribution will help support local food banks that are members of the Feeding America nationwide network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs.

“Contrary to popular belief, the highest demand for food is during the summer after the holiday food drives end and the same people who were hungry on Christmas are still hungry in June,” said Peter J. Larkin, president and CEO, NGA. “Locally-owned independent supermarkets have a long history of giving back to the communities they serve and are eager to work with shoppers to help restock their neighborhood’s food pantry by making a small contribution at the register.”

A comprehensive report on hunger, “Hunger in America 2014,” found that the Feeding America network serves one in eight people – or 46.6 million – each year. The USDA estimates that one in six children – 17.9 percent – faces food insecurity, compared to the nation’s overall food insecurity rate of 13.4 percent.

“With children on break from school, families facing food insecurity are forced to find an additional two meals for their kids each day,” said Elizabeth Crocker, vice president and executive director, NGA Research and Education Foundation. “That means finding an extra $300 for groceries when kids are out of school, which isn’t feasible for many families.”

More than 22 million children in the United States receive free or reduced-price school lunches and just four million – or just 18 percent – receive free meals in the summer when school meals are not as readily available, according to 2016 USDA report on the National School Lunch Program.

“One of the most important missions of any supermarket operator and the wholesalers that serve them is to feed the families and support their communities,” said Francis Cameron, president and CEO, ROFDA. “We’re excited to maximize the impact of the independent supermarket industry and give back to their communities.”

“Children need good nutrition all year long. When school lets out, millions of children no longer have readily available access to a healthy school breakfast or lunch,” said Dave McConnell, president and CEO of Making Change. “We are delighted to join NGA and ROFDA for this vital, life-saving initiative to fill the gap for our children so they can reach for their dreams.”

The donations will be collected by Making Change, a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit, and redistributed back into the local communities of each participating independent supermarket by Feeding America.

For an interactive map of participating independent supermarkets, click HERE.

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Publix distributing more than $1.4 million to Atlanta division nonprofits

May 11, 2017

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Publix distributing more than $1.4 million to Atlanta division nonprofits
Food For All® fundraiser delivers more than $5 million throughout southeast

ATLANTA – May 1, 2017 – Publix Super Markets is distributing more than $1.4 million from its Food For All® 2016 fundraiser to 60 nonprofit organizations in its Atlanta division, which includes Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee.

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 Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee are pleased to participate in this annual fundraiser,” said Brenda Reid, Publix media and community relations manager, Atlanta 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 Atlanta division include:

Georgia

Prevent Child Abuse Athens, Athens/Bogart

Atlanta Community Food Bank, Atlanta

Partnership Against Domestic Violence Food Pantry, Atlanta

Communities in School of Georgia, Atlanta

Action Ministries, Atlanta

DeKalb County Schools Student Support Services, Atlanta

Hosea Feed the Hungry, Atlanta

MUST Ministries, Atlanta

People United for Change, Atlanta

YMCA of Metro Atlanta, Atlanta

The Center for Family Resources, Atlanta

House of Hope

Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation

Meal on Wheals Atlanta

Mimi’s Pantry Joseph and Evelyn Lowery Institute

Land of Promise

Children’s Restoration Network

Good News at Noon

Cherokee MUST, Canton

Carroll County Emergency Shelter, Inc., Carrolton

The Salvation Army, Cartersville Branch, Cartersville

Helping in His Name Ministries, Inc., Clayton/Henry County

Jesus Life International Ministry of Love Mobile Outreach, Inc., Clayton County

The Valley Rescue Mission, Inc., Columbus

Columbus Baptist Association, Columbus

Rockdale Emergency Relief Fund, Conyers

The Place, Cumming

The Salvation Army, Douglasville

The Salvation Army Hall County, Gainesville

Greene County Food Pantry, Greensboro

First Baptist of Jefferson, Jefferson

Interfaith Food Closet, LaGrange

Macon Outreach at Mulberry, Macon

The Salvation Army, Newnan

Covington Newton County United Way, Newton City

Christian City, Peachtree City/Union City

Powder Springs Senior Citizen Center, Powder Springs

The Salvation Army, Rome

F.I.S.H, Walton County

The Rainbow House Children’s Resource Center, Warner Robins

Oconee Area Resource Council Inc., Watkinsville

Barrow County Food Pantry (41 Candler Street) – Winder

Alabama

Marshall County Christian Services, Albertville

Anniston Soup Bowl, Anniston

East Alabama Food Bank, Auburn

The Community Food Bank of Central Alabama, Birmingham

Cullman Caring for Kids, Cullman

Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, Florence

The Salvation Army, Huntsville

Food Bank of North Alabama, Huntsville

White Springs Baptist Church, Rainbow City

Tennessee

Chattanooga Area Food Bank, Chattanooga

Manna Café Ministries, Clarksville

Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee, Knoxville

Greenhouse Ministries, Murfreesboro

Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, Nashville

Need Link Nashville, Nashville

Ark Community Resource and Assistance Center, Nashville

GraceWorks Ministries, Franklin

Sevier County Food Pantry, Pigeon Forge

About Publix
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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Contacts:

Todd Smith, Deane | Smith
President & CEO
615.454.5745 x303
Todd@deanesmith.agency

Publix distributing more than $779,000 to Lakeland division nonprofits

April 17, 2017

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Food For All® fundraiser delivers more than $5 million throughout southeast

LAKELAND, Fla. – April 13, 2017 – Publix Super Markets is distributing more than $779,000 from its Food For All® 2016 fundraiser to 27 Lakeland 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 North and South Carolina are pleased to participate in this annual fundraiser,” said Brian West, Publix media and community relations manager, Lakeland 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 Lakeland division include:

Central Region

Agape Food Bank c/o Catholic Charities

Feeding America of Tampa Bay

The Salvation Army – Hillsborough County

Trinity Café

Lake Cares Food Pantry

Kid’s Pack

United Food Bank of Plant City

Academy Prep – Tampa Campus

VISTE

Florida Baptist Children’s Home

Heartland Foodbank

 

Western Region

Religious Community Services (RCS)

The Volunteer Way

Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee

Neighborly Care Network, Sunshine Center

Academy Prep – St. Pete Campus

St. Pete Free Clinic

Salvation Army – Clearwater

Salvation Army – Hernando

Pace Center for Girls

 

Southwest Region

All Faiths Food Bank

Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest

Mayor’s Feed the Hungry Program

Guadalupe Center of Immokalee

Immokalee Child Care Center

Charlotte County Homeless Coalition

Grace Place

 

About Publix

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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Publix Super Markets distributing more than $5 million to over 185 nonprofits!

March 30, 2017

 


Publix Distributing More Than $5 Million to Nonprofits

Food For All® 2016 fundraiser benefits more than 185 organizations throughout southeast

LAKELAND, Florida – March 30, 2017 Publix Super Markets is distributing more than $5 million from its Food For All® 2016 fundraiser to more than 185 nonprofit organizations located throughout the southeast.

The annual campaign distributes funds to support programs that fight hunger and advocate for self-sufficiency on a local and regional level.

“Each December, our customers and associates participate in the Food For All fundraiser to support the important work of nonprofits in the communities where our stores are located,” said Maria Brous, Publix director of media and community relations. “We thank them for their   generosity and willingness to help those in need.”

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 1990 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.”

About Publix
Publix is privately owned and operated by its 190,000 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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Contacts:
Maria Brous, Publix
Director of Media & Community Relations
863-688-1188 ext. 55339                                                                                               maria.brous@publix.com

Todd Smith, Deane | Smith
President & CEO
615-202-7944
todd@deanesmithpartners.com 

 

Publix distributing nearly $1.9 million to South Florida nonprofits

March 29, 2017

Publix distributing nearly $1.9 million to South Florida nonprofits


Food For All® fundraiser delivers
 more than $5 million throughout southeast

MIAMI – March 22, 2017  Publix Super Markets is distributing nearly $1.9 million from its Food For All® 2016 fundraiser to 72 South Florida 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 in Miami and the surrounding area are pleased to participate in this annual fundraiser,” said Nicole Krauss, Publix media and community relations manager, Miami 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 Miami division include: 

100 Black Men of South Florida, Inc.

211 Broward (First Call For Help of Broward, Inc.)

211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast

4 KIDS of South Florida, Inc.

Achievement Centers for Children & Families (Community Child Care Center of Delray Beach, Inc.)

ARC of Broward County (Achievement and Rehabilitation Centers Inc.)

ARC of Martin County

ARC of South Florida

Autism Speaks South Florida

Big Brothers Big Sisters – Broward

BiG Children’s Foundation

BRANCHES

Broward Children’s Center Inc.

Broward Partnership for Homeless

Burton Memorial United Methodist Church

Camacol Development Council

Camillus House


About Publix 

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.