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At Publix, we see our community as extended family, and it’s part of our culture to take care of each other. As a food retailer, we feel our single most significant opportunity to give back is helping to alleviate hunger.

“With 1 in 10 people in America facing food insecurity, helping put food on the tables of our neighbors in need is at the heart of our philanthropic efforts,” Publix CEO Todd Jones said.

Through year-round hunger relief efforts and during Hunger Action Month, we support our communities in these ways:

  • In-store perishable recovery program. Every day in stores, as part of our perishable recovery program, associates gather wholesome but unsalable dairy, deli, meat and produce items to give to Feeding America® member food banks and other nonprofits. Since 2009, Publix has donated more than 800 million pounds of food to food banks through this program. These efforts have earned Publix recognition as a Feeding America Visionary Partner.
  • Feeding More Together. While we have long supported several initiatives focused on alleviating hunger, in March 2021, we launched our bi-annual Feeding More Together register campaign providing both produce and nonperishable food items to food banks. Through this campaign, customer donations at the register provide nonperishable food items to local food banks and pantries. Publix then provides $5 million for each campaign to purchase and deliver produce to Feeding America member food banks. Since the campaign’s launch, our company, associates and customers have provided more than 77 million pounds of nonperishable and perishable items to our neighbors in need.
  • Publix Serves. Twice a year, we hold Publix Serves Week. These weeks offer unique opportunities for our associates to give back to their communities. During Hunger Action Month, associates volunteer their time to help alleviate hunger in their communities at food pantries and other hunger-related organizations, such as kidsPACK.

In addition to Publix’s efforts, Publix Super Markets Charities provides monetary support to Feeding America member food banks and other nonprofit organizations as part of its commitment to provide nourishment in our communities.