Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, MAFB Team-up to Fight Hunger
Did you ever wonder where the donations you’ve made at Publix as you check your items at the register go? Representatives from Publix Super Markets Jacksonville Region, Alabama District and local River Region Store Managers recently presented Montgomery Area Food Bank (MAFB), CEO Rich Deem with an $11, 442,43 check - the proceeds of the “Food For All” campaign held during the 2016 Holiday Season. Then, three days later Publix dropped off the 19,148 pounds worth of proceeds from their “Food For Sharing” campaign!
Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) team members and HMMA’s Alabama-based suppliers showed their generosity and team spirit by collecting $21,828.25 for their Annual Montgomery Area Food Bank (MAFB) Fund & Food Drive.
“Hyundai is one of the strongest supporters of our mission to eradicate hunger in Alabama,” said MAFB Chief Executive Officer, Richard A. Deem. “Hyundai team members are acutely aware of the great challenge their ‘food insecure’ friends and neighbors face daily. Not only are they concerned but they take action. The Montgomery Area Food Bank treasures our partnership with Hyundai.”
Food bank barrels and boxes were delivered to HMMA and the supplier operations to encourage participation. The food bank’s CEO, Rich Deem, offered his thanks to team members and suppliers for their continued support.
“Once again the HMMA team members have given willingly and generously to those in need. HMMA strives to be a leader in corporate giving,” said Craig Stapley, director of production – HMMA. “We are willing neighbors who respond when we see a need. Feeding the hungry is near and dear to all of us.”
Publix Super Markets Delivers 'Food For All', 'Food For Sharing'
“It’s clear Publix Super Markets takes community responsibility very seriously,” said Deem. “To tell you the truth, it’s gotten to the point
where, when we get a call from Publix saying they’d like to come visit, we get excited, because we know something good is about to happen.” So, if you’ve ever wondered if your donations help – the answer is a resounding – YES!
Publix Super Markets conducts two hunger-related annual campaigns. They present donation cards representing three pre-designed levels of helping to fight hunger, while customers are at the checkout in the spring (Food For Sharing) and in the fall (Food For All). .