In times of need, Publix is here, and we give back with a servant’s heart and a commitment to do good, together.
Giving back to the community is a cornerstone of who we are. Publix founder George Jenkins left a legacy of giving, one that lives on today. He was once asked what he would be worth today if he hadn’t given so much away. He immediately responded, “Probably nothing.”
The coronavirus pandemic has deeply impacted our communities. Feeding America estimates an additional 17 million people will experience food insecurity due to the pandemic, many of whom are turning to Feeding America member food banks to feed their families. At the same time, farmers are feeling the effects of an unexpected decrease in demand, and some are being forced to discard produce and milk due to the closures of schools, restaurants and other establishments.
As a food retailer, our greatest opportunity to give back is by helping to alleviate food insecurity. So, for us, the solution is clear: bring together farmers, food banks and families in need.
Read more about the Publix Culture, our new initiative helping farmers and families in need and recent donations to Feeding America by Publix Charities.