Our founder, George Jenkins, generously gave his time, dedication and support of many causes. Doing good together is an integral part of the Publix culture because he felt so strongly about giving back and inspiring associates to join in.
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Publix associates did what they do best — made what seemed impossible, possible. We developed a new initiative that connects Florida produce farmers and southeastern dairy farmers with Feeding America member food banks to provide fresh fruits, vegetables and milk to food insecure households. More than 1 million pounds of produce and 100,000 gallons of milk were donated in our seven-state operating area during the first 2 weeks of this effort.
In another effort to help alleviate hunger, on March 24, Publix Super Markets Charities, which supports nonprofits in Publix’s operating area, announced a $1 million donation to Feeding America member food banks across the Southeast; it announced a second $1 million donation April 16.
Throughout Publix’s history, we have supported organizations working toward alleviating hunger in our neighborhoods. As a Feeding America Visionary Partner, Publix is committed to providing food to families and individuals through food banks located in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. Since 2009, Publix has donated more than $2 billion in food to people in need and has pledged an additional $2 billion in food donations over the next 10 years.
We are committed to helping our communities, whether it’s through our in-store corporate campaigns or taking action in times of crisis.
We want you to be a part of our culture, one that believes in giving back. We can do good, together.