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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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