At Publix, we see our community as an extension of our family. And it’s part of our culture to take care of each other. That’s why we are committed to helping alleviate hunger and giving back, as our founder, Mr. George, inspired us to do.
Our hunger relief efforts include:
- In-store perishable food recovery program. Every day in stores, associates gather much-needed wholesome but unsalable dairy, deli, meat and produce items to donate to food banks throughout our 7-state operating area. In 2019, we announced we had donated more than $2 billion in food through our food recovery program and pledged an additional $2 billion in food donations by 2030. Since launching companywide in 2011, more than 720 million pounds totaling more than 600 million meals have been donated to Feeding America member food banks.
- Feeding More Together. In March 2021, we launched our Feeding More Together campaign, allowing customers to donate at the register to purchase nonperishable food items for local food banks. We then match customer donations by purchasing an equivalent dollar value of fresh produce, which we donate to Feeding America member food banks. Since the campaign’s launch, our company, associates and customers have provided more than 172 million meals to our neighbors in need.
- Publix Serves. We hold 2 Publix Serves weeks every year when our associates volunteer together in their communities to carry on Mr. George’s dedication of supporting our neighbors. Since 2015, the Publix Serves program has united our associates in community service efforts. During our Publix Serves week this past September, more than 6,300 Publix associates volunteered at 205 nonprofit organizations focused on hunger alleviation. Throughout the week, associates spent time preparing meals, sorting produce, boxing food and doing good, together.
At Publix, we are committed to making a difference and giving back.
Visit our community section to learn more about Publix’s hunger relief efforts, see how you can help stop hunger in your community and find a list of Feeding America member food bank donation recipients.
We can do good, together.