As part of Publix Super Markets Charities’ ongoing support of hunger relief efforts, and in recognition of September being Hunger Action Month™, Publix Charities announced today it will donate $5 million to Feeding America® member food banks, schools, and other nonprofit organizations across the Southeast.  “Millions of people in the Southeast — many of them children and seniors — may not know where they will find their next meal. Together, we can help change that,” said Kelly Williams-Puccio, executive director of Publix Super Markets Charities. “We are proud to continue our commitment to feeding communities across the Southeast and offer dignity and nourishment to our neighbors in need.”

The donation will support pantries and meal programs in the communities surrounding Publix stores and brings Publix Charities’ total contribution to hunger relief organizations to more than $22 million over the last 5 years. According to the USDA1, 1 in 8 people across the U.S. struggles with hunger, including more than 9 million people in the Publix operating area. Find more information about Publix Charities’ support for food banks and read one family’s inspiring story here.

1 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). “Key Statistics & Graphics.” Economic Research Service. October 17, 2017.