Harry Chapin Food Bank receives $90,000 from Publix Super Markets fundraiser

The Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida is pleased to announce that Publix Super Markets has donated $90,000 to the food bank from the Food For All campaign, a fundraiser held by Publix throughout its territory in the Southeastern United States.

The campaign, held over three weeks in November 2017, invited customers and associates to help feed the hungry by purchasing donation coupons ranging from $1 to $5 ,and adding it to their total at checkout. The funds raised are used to support programs designed to fight hunger and promote self-sufficiency in our communities.

The Publix campaign collected more than $5.8 million throughout the Southeast for Food For All. Publix presented checks to several participating organizations recently, including the Harry Chapin Food Bank, at its Lakeland headquarters.

"We thank Publix for continuing to support the Harry Chapin Food Bank so generously through the Food For All campaign," said Miriam Pereira, food bank director of development. "The generosity of Publix and its customers ensures that the working-poor families, children, and seniors who go hungry in our community have a place to turn for food when they most need it. We are truly grateful for our partnership with Publix."

Food For All is a program of Making Change®, a nonprofit organization that has partnered with Publix since 1988 to create a successful campaign.

"Each year we look forward to the Food For All campaign and want to thank all of the Publix customers and associates for their participation and generosity," said Brian West, Publix media and community relations manager, Lakeland division. "The 2017 campaign theme was 'Give Hope' and I believe that given this year's campaign success, it did just that."

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.

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