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PUBLIX SUPER MARKETS LAKELAND DIVISION AND CUSTOMERS RAISED NEARLY $342,000 TO FUND TWELVE COMMUNITY BASED NON-PROFIT AGENCIES

March 4, 2010

March 4, 2010

Lakeland, FL…Publix Super Markets and their customers raised more than $342,000 through their 2009 holiday season Food For All program.  The Food For All campaign appeared in all Publix Lakeland stores from November 15 through December 26, 2009.  Throughout the six week fundraiser, customers could make a $1, $3, or $5 contribution while paying for their groceries.  The coupon was scanned and the amount added to the customer’s bill.

Twelve community based non-profit organizations received funding from the 2009 holiday program including: Charity Farms, the Agape Food Bank, America’s Second Harvest of Tampa Bay, The Salvation Army of Hillsborough County, All Faiths Food Bank, Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida, Mayor’s Feed the Hungry Program, Meals on Wheels Plus, Suncoast Food Bank, The Volunteer Way, Guadalupe Center of Immokalee and the Immokalee Child Care Center.

“Thanks to our Food For All program and the generous support of our customers, Publix Lakeland Division funded twelve excellent community based non-profit agencies who are providing assistance to those most in need,” said Shannon Patten, Media and Community Relations Manager for Publix Super Markets Lakeland Division. “Since 1988, Publix Super Markets Lakeland Division has raised more than $3.4 million through our Food For All campaign and funded dozens of local charitable organizations.”

Publix is privately owned and operated by its 141,000 employees, with 2009 sales of $24.3 billion. Currently Publix has 1,011 stores in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee. The company has been named one of FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For in America” for 13 consecutive years. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized as tops in the grocery business, most recently by an American Customer Satisfaction Index survey. For more information, visit the company’s Web site, http://www.publix.com

Food For All is a 501(c)(3) charitable marketing organization that partners with over 6,000 grocery retailers nationwide to run point-of-purchase fundraisers.  Since 1985, Food For All has successfully raised over $64 million to fight hunger here in the United States and across the globe.

For more information about Publix Super Markets please visit their website at www.publix.com and for more information about Food For All, please contact Tracey Taylor, V.P., Sales and Marketing, at tracey@foodforall.org.

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