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Holiday Campaign in Stores Now!

November 13, 2017

Our annual holiday campaign kicked off in stores on Saturday, November 11 and will conclude on January 6, 2018.  Customers can support this point-of purchase fundraiser by selecting a donation coupon at the checkout stand and handing it to the cashier to add to the grocery bill.  Proceeds support community-based, non-profit organizations.

The following stores are participating:
Adam’s Hometown Markets
Dorothy Lane Markets
Draeger’s Markets
Fresh Encounter
Gelson’s Markets
Greenbelt Co-op Supermarket and Pharmacy
Mollie Stone’s Markets
Pennington Quality Supermarket
Publix Super Markets
Riesbeck’s Food Markets
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Publix Launches Annual Food For All® Fundraiser

November 3, 2017

PublixLast Year Fundraiser Supported More Than 185 Nonprofits 

LAKELAND, Fla. – Nov. 1, 2017 – Publix Super Markets, Inc. has launched its annual holiday fundraiser, Food For All®, which runs Nov. 1 through Nov. 22.

The campaign includes Publix customers and associates who raise money in support of nonprofit organizations serving individuals within their local communities. These local and regional nonprofits help fight hunger and advocate for self-sufficiency and last year, represented more than 185 organizations.

As a result of the generosity of customers and associates, Publix distributed more than $5 million in grants to more than 185 charities located across the southeastern United States in 2016.

“Each year, we are humbled by the kindness and giving spirit of our customers and associates to help their neighbors that may be facing food insecurity and other challenges,” said Maria Brous, director of media and community relations, Publix. “The Food For All campaign provides our customers and associates with a simple way to help and we’re looking forward to another successful program.”

Themed campaign boards are displayed at checkout and customers may participate by asking the cashier to add a $1, $3 or $5 contribution to their grocery bill.  Food For All® is a program of Making Change®, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that has partnered with Publix since 1990 to create successful campaigns.

“We are honored to partner with Publix and help facilitate the Food For All fundraiser each year,” said Dave McConnell, president and CEO of Making Change. “Publix’s determination and commitment to this fundraiser continues to successfully help nonprofit organizations feed communities all across the southeast.”

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.


About Publix
Publix is privately owned and operated by its 188,000 employees, with 2016 sales of $34 billion. Currently Publix has 1,157 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

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New Leaf Community Markets Gives $3,500 Grant to Support Global Impact’s Mexico Earthquake Relief Fund

November 1, 2017

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – Nov. 1, 2017 – New Leaf Community Markets, a leading natural grocery company, has presented a $3,500 grant to Global Impact’s Mexico Earthquake Relief Fund. Established in 1956, Global Impact provides organizations and donors with effective ways to give to causes, regions and crises throughout the world.

New Leaf runs a year-round Making Change® campaign where customers can donate $1, $3, and $5 at checkout, and since 1989 more than $125,000 has been donated to various non-profit organizations.

“We are proud to partner with Making Change to raise funds for the Global Impact’s Mexico Earthquake Relief Fund,” said Kate Halper, regional marketing manager – NorCal, New Leaf Community Markets. “Our partnership over the last 28 years has helped us donate to hundreds of worthy causes. We are also very grateful for the generosity of our New Leaf customers who contributed at the cash register to make this donation to provide aid to Mexico possible.”

“Our longstanding partnership has positively impacted communities and lives for nearly 30 years,” said Dave McConnell, president and CEO of Making Change. “This heartfelt grant to the victims of the tragic September earthquake that collapsed 38 buildings and killed more than 330 can begin to restore hope to central Mexico.”

For more information about Global Impact’s Mexico Earthquake Relief Fund please visit, https://charity.org/press/news/mexico-earthquake-fund.

About Making Change®

Making Change® is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that partners with thousands of retailers nationwide to run point-of-purchase fundraisers. Since 1985, the organization has successfully raised more than $105 million to fund non-profit organizations in the United States and around the world. For more information, visit www.makingchange.org.


About New Leaf Community Markets

A natural grocery company with five stores, New Leaf has been serving the community for 32 years. New Leaf is committed to offering customers choices that have the most beneficial impact on their health and the health of the environment. Helping customers make informed decisions is an integral part of this commitment. A wholly owned subsidiary of New Seasons Market since November 2013, New Leaf uses the power of business to solve social and economic problems. New Leaf’s mission, to nourish and sustain our community, is reflected in the 10 percent of profits given annually to support local nonprofits working to improve the quality of life. Connect at: www.newleaf.com.

 

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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!

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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