Publix Charities will donate $5 million to the Feeding America network, schools, and other nonprofits to help alleviate hunger and feed families in communities across the Southeast.
Of that total, $100,000 will go to the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia in Athens.
“For more than 50 years, we have been nourishing the communities in which Publix operates,” said Carol Jenkins Barnett, president of Publix Super Markets Charities. “Through these efforts, we’ve supported early education programs and the plight of the hungry and homeless, recognizing the importance of education and proper nutrition. We believe every child deserves to have hope, love and joy.”
According to the USDA, more than 42 million Americans live in food insecure households, including 13 million children. Feeding America member food banks, schools, and other nonprofits can help ensure that food reaches those in need in our communities.
In the past six years, Publix has donated more than 230 million pounds of perishable food to the Feeding America network.