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Publix distributing more than $382,000 to Jacksonville division nonprofits

April 2, 2018

Food For All® fundraiser delivers more than $5.8 million to support hunger relief and self-sufficiency across the southeast

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – April 2, 2018 – Publix Super Markets is distributing $382,000 from its Food For All® 2017 fundraiser to 22 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 are pleased to participate in the annual Food For All 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 helps make a difference to so many in the communities we serve.”

During the 3-week campaign, November 1-22, 2017, Publix customers and associates participated in the campaign by adding a $1, $3, or $5 donation to their grocery bill. The coupon denominations were scanned during checkout by a Publix associate and applied 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.

“Making Change is honored to be a part of the Publix Food For All fundraiser to help raise funds for local nonprofits year after year,” said Dave McConnell, president and CEO of Making Change. “We applaud Publix for their continued dedication to helping support self-sufficiency and the fight to end hunger within their communities.”

Nonprofits receiving funds in the Jacksonville 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

The Office of Civic Engagement Campus Kitchen

 

South Carolina

United Way of the Lowcounty, Inc., Beaufort

 

About Publix
Publix is privately owned and operated by its more than 190,000 employees, with 2016 sales of $34 billion. Currently, Publix has 1,169 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. 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, visit makingchange.org.

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