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Publix donates additional 1.3 million lbs. of produce to food banks

Publix has donated more than 2.6 million pounds of produce during the 2023 holidays.
Sandra Levy
Senior Editor
Levy

As part of Publix’s ongoing commitment to helping alleviate hunger, the company is purchasing and delivering another 1.3 million pounds of fresh produce to 32 Feeding America partner food banks this holiday season. This donation is in addition to the 1.3 million pounds of produce Publix donated at Thanksgiving.

These donations are part of the company’s commitment through its biannual Feeding More Together register campaign. Publix donates $10 million each year to purchase and deliver produce to Feeding America partner food banks. Customer donations provide shelf-stable and additional perishable food for local food banks and pantries. In 2023 alone, Publix has donated more than 24 million pounds of produce to Feeding America partner food banks.

“As we head into a season that should be full of joy, many families and individuals in our communities struggle to put food on their tables,” said Publix CEO Todd Jones. “We want to help make this time a little brighter by providing fresh produce for people in need. At Publix, we’re committed to helping alleviate hunger and doing good, together for our communities.”

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Below are the 32 Feeding America partner food banks receiving produce:

Alabama

  • Central Alabama Food Bank
  • Feeding the Gulf Coast
  • Food Bank of North Alabama
  • Montgomery Area Food Bank

Florida

  • Feeding Northeast Florida
  • Feeding South Florida
  • Feeding Tampa Bay
  • Harry Chapin Food Bank
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida
  • Second Harvest of the Big Bend
  • Treasure Coast Food Bank

Georgia

  • America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia
  • Atlanta Community Food Bank
  • Feeding the Valley Food Bank
  • Food Bank of Northeast Georgia
  • Second Harvest of South Georgia

Kentucky

  • Dare to Care Food Bank

North Carolina

  • Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina
  • Food Bank of the Albemarle
  • Inter-Faith Food Shuttle
  • MANNA FoodBank
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina

South Carolina

  • Harvest Hope
  • Lowcountry Food Bank

Tennessee

  • Chattanooga Area Food Bank
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee

Virginia

  • Feed More
  • Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank
  • Virginia Peninsula Foodbank

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