Publix donates produce to 34 Feeding America partner food banks
Last week Publix purchased and delivered more than 1.3 million pounds of fresh produce to 34 Feeding America partner food banks. This donation of fruits and vegetables helped put nutritious food on the tables of people facing hunger during the holiday.
These donations are part of the company’s commitment through its biannual Feeding More Together register campaign. Each year, Publix donates $10 million to purchase and deliver produce to Feeding America partner food banks. Customer donations provide shelf-stable and additional perishable food for local food banks and pantries. In 2023 alone, Publix has donated more than 21 million pounds of produce to Feeding America partner food banks.
“At this time of year, while so many of us are sitting around a table filled with food, millions of Americans aren’t as fortunate,” said Publix CEO Todd Jones. “During this season of thanks, we’re grateful for the opportunity to provide fresh produce to families in need. At Publix, we’re committed to doing good, together to help alleviate hunger during the holidays and every day.”
Publix, with more than 250,000 associates, currently operates 1,358 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia.
Photo: Publix associates load fresh produce donated by Publix onto the shelves of a mobile food pantry funded by Publix Super Markets Charities.