Publix Super Markets donated $78,538.29 to the Salvation Army of Northeast Florida for its food pantry and other hunger-serving programs.
The donation was presented recently by Dwaine Stevens, community affairs manager for Lakeland-based Publix.
The funds were donated by Publix customers over the holidays in an ongoing drive to support charities fighting hunger in the community.
“This generous donation will help us to provide groceries for thousands of struggling families right here on the First Coast,” said Maj. Jim Arrowood, area commander for the Salvation Army in Northeast Florida,
“Publix shoppers are generously standing in the gap for those who run out of food before the next paycheck comes,” he said.
With the help of the donation, the Salvation Army in Northeast Florida distributed more than 45,000 supplemental grocery orders to those in need.