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Helping Earth. Helping People.
If you’ve known Publix for any length of time, we hope you’ve learned that giving is at the heart of who we are. We believe in doing good together for our communities.
That’s why we’re proud to share that we’ve given more than 770 million pounds of food to Feeding America® member food banks and other nonprofits since 2009 through our perishable recovery program. That comes to over 640 million meals for people in need in our communities. We’ve also given an additional 64 million pounds of fresh produce since April of 2020 through our farmers and families initiative and Feeding More Together register campaign.
But the reality is that this is just one example of a commitment we’ve held. Our founder—Mr. George—taught us the value of helping those in need. We learned from the best, and ninety years later, we still follow in his footsteps. Our determination to give back has never wavered.
According to Feeding America, 1 in 8 people in the US don’t have enough food to eat—and in the Southeast, that’s more than 9 million people. The food we’ve donated as part of this program, which includes dairy, deli, meat, produce, and baked goods, goes to more than 100 Feeding America member food banks and other nonprofits. The food is good to eat but unsalable and provides individuals and families facing hunger a way to bring more meals to the table.
So next time you swing by Publix, know that we’re not just a grocery store. We’re working hard every day to do good together.