Harvest Hope Food Bank of Columbia was one of 32 charities chosen by Publix Super Market Charities to receive a large donation. Collectively, Publix just donated $5 million to hunger relief organizations across the southeast. Harvest Hope and Lowcountry Food Bank were the two non-profits from South Carolina to receive donations. Both were gifted $150,000.
“Millions of people in the Southeast — many of them children and seniors — may not know where they will find their next meal. Together, we can help change that,” said Kelly Williams-Puccio, executive director of Publix Super Markets Charities. “We are proud to continue our commitment to feeding communities across the Southeast and offer dignity and nourishment to our neighbors in need.”
Publix Charities representatives chose to donate at this time in recognition of September being Hunger Action Month. This round of donations brings Publix Charities’ total contribution to $22 million to hunger relief organizations over the past five years.
According to the USDA, one in eight people across the country struggles with hunger, including more than nine million in Publix’s operating areas.