Publix Super Markets Charities made an extraordinary announcement one year ago to the day, stating they would donate $5 million to the Feeding America® network, including 28-member food banks and 38 of their local partner agencies across Publix’s operating area. Tuesday evening, they one-upped themselves, when Publix Charities corporate leadership flew here to present Montgomery Area Food Bank (MAFB) with a $150,000 donation and announced another $5 Million commitment!
“According to the USDA, more than 42 million Americans live in food insecure households, including 13 million children, said Publix CEO and President Todd Jones, while addressing the gathered crowd comprised of more than 50 Publix associates and store managers, City of Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange, MAFB staff and members of the Board of Directors. “Montgomery Area Food Bank is one of our great partners that is serving hundreds of thousands of people in need, and we are just very fortunate to be part of that with them today.”
Tuesday’s announcement represents the second year in-a-row Publix Super Markets Charities has committed $5 million to the Feeding America® network. Over the past three years, Publix Super Market Charities has contributed more than $11.5 million to hunger related programs. Last year’s announcement, which was more than three times the amount given in any previous year, represented a huge leap
Publix Super Market Charities Brings MORE to the Table
Hunger Action Month is a Social Media Awareness program started by Feeding America 10 years ago. The “Action” part is designed to bring greater attention to our hungry neighbors in need. This year's campaign involves YOU, or any individuals/schools/organizations, etc. taking a plain, white, paper plate and a marker to write:
“On an empty stomach, I can’t ...” and/or
“To help end hunger I can...”
and then posting an image of your message!
Please get the word out! To ensure the greatest circulation and awareness here are the places to post (cut & paste):
Hunger Action Month,
It's a Participation Sport!
in support...and now they’ve done it again! The donations,