LAKELAND, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Publix Super Markets, Inc. will distribute a total of $3.73 million from
its Food For All® 2015 fundraiser to non-profit organizations across its
southeastern footprint. The annual event distributes funds to support
programs that fight hunger and advocate for self-sufficiency on a local
and regional level.
This year, the campaign funded more than 175 charities across the
“The Food For All fundraiser is an important way for Publix to target
hunger at the point of need — especially in the communities where our
stores are located. Each year our customers and associates rally in an
amazing way during this campaign and to them we say, ‘Thank you,’” said
Maria Brous, Publix director of media and community relations.
The Food For All campaign took place Dec. 3-24, 2015. Publix customers
and associates contributed to the campaign by purchasing contribution
coupons in $1, $3, or $5 amounts that were scanned during the checkout
process and added to the purchase total. Food For All is a program of
making change®, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that has partnered
with Publix since 1988 to create a successful campaign.
“We are honored to help facilitate this important Food For All
fundraiser with Publix,” said Dave McConnell, president and CEO of
making change. “Through this campaign Publix is helping the communities
it serves and those in need. This is an important display of Publix’s
commitment to corporate citizenship.”
Publix is privately owned and operated by its 179,000 employees, with
2015 sales of $34.4 billion. Currently Publix has 1,111 stores in
Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina.
The company has been named one of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies
to Work For in America” for 19 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.
About Food For All® and making change®
Food For All® is a program of making change®, a 501(c)(3) charitable
organization that partners with thousands of grocery retailers
nationwide to run point-of-purchase fundraisers. Since 1985, the
organization has successfully raised more than $100 million to fund
non-profit organizations in the United States and around the world. For
more information, please visit www.makingchange.org.