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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.

‘Because Every Life Matters’ raises more than $13,000

January 23, 2017

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Ultra Foods customers donate funds to the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

CHICAGO — Jan. 19, 2017 — Ultra Foods, in partnership with the nonprofit organization Making Change®, presented a check for more than $13,000 to the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer today.

The funds were raised in October 2016 during the ‘Because Every Life Matters’ breast cancer awareness point-of-purchase fundraiser in Ultra Foods stores across Chicago.

“We are grateful to the many customers that donated and showed support for those affected by breast cancer,”  said Chris Bengtson, vice president, public relations and community affairs, Ultra Foods. “We are certain that the funds raised during the ‘Because Every Life Matters’ campaign will postively impact those battling the disease.”

The campaign featured pink boards stocked with $1, $3 and $5 donation coupons at checkout stands at Strack and Van Til’s Riverfront Plaza location and all 11 Chicagoland Ultra Foods stores. Customers donated by selecting a coupon in the desired denomination and handing it to the cashier to be scanned. The 100 percent tax-deductible donation appeared on their final bill.

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Gelson’s is “Making Change®” in their communities!

December 14, 2016
gelsons2016-2Gelson’s, a retail partner of Making Change®,  recently held a check presentation where $3,000 was donated to the non-profit organization, Step Up on Second, Inc.  Customers supported the campaign by selecting donation coupons at Gelson’s checkout stands. Donation amounts were tallied into the final grocery bill.
Step Up On Second, Inc. delivers compassionate support to people experiencing serious mental illness to help them recover, stabilize, and integrate into the community. Find out more at www.stepuponsecond.org.

Founded in 1951, Gelson’s currently operates 25 full-service specialty grocery stores in Southern California. Each Gelson’s Market features the full amenities of a traditional supermarket, with the local flavor of a neighborhood market.   Find out more at www.gelsons.com.

Publix Super Markets, Inc. to Kick off Food For All Campaign December 3!

December 2, 2016
2016-publix-super-markets-holiday-campaign-board
Publix Super Markets (all divisions) will kick off their 2016 holiday season campaign tomorrow – Saturday, December 3!  Customers can support the campaign by selecting a $1, $3 or $5 donation coupon at the checkout stand, and handing it to the cashier to scan.   Donations are 100% tax deductible, and support community-based non-profit organizations.
Customers can support the campaign through December 24.
Publix Super Markets, Inc. collected a total of $4,433,287.46 through the campaign in 2015.

Holiday Program in Stores through January 7!

November 16, 2016

2016-adams-holiday-boardMaking Change’s holiday campaign is in full swing! When you shop @ any of these fine retailers now through January 7, donate $1, $3 or $5 at the checkout stand and support community non-profit organizations.  Donations are 100% tax-deductible, and the retailers determine which worthy non-profits they’d like to fund with the program proceeds.
Adams Hometown Markets
Associated Wholesale Grocers
Dorothy Lane Market
Draeger’s
Fresh Encounter (Community Markets, Great Scot Community Markets, Sack ‘N Save Supermarket, Chief, King Saver)
Gelson’s Markets
Grand Union Family Markets
Greenbelt Co-op Supermarket & Pharmacy
Harvest Foods
Pennington Quality Market
Pete’s Fresh Market
Riesbeck’s
Seitter’s Market