Nourishing hope with food banks.
Providing nourishing meals to our neighbors in need is at the heart of who we are. Our founder, George Jenkins, believed that as a food retailer, we had a responsibility to feed the hungry. “We’re not only in the grocery business; we’re in the people business,” he often said. Since 2015, Publix Super Markets Charities has contributed more than $32.5 million to hunger-related programs. We are proud to continue our commitment to alleviate hunger in our communities year-round by supporting local food banks and other nonprofits across the Southeast.
We’re donating over $5.6 million to Feeding America® member food banks in our communities.
In 2021, Publix Charities donated $5.5 million to Feeding America® member food banks and other nonprofits.
Publix Charities announced a second $1 million donation to Feeding America® member food banks in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Publix Store Manager James Kiehl presented Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee with a donation of $20,000.