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22 nonprofits benefit from $382K raised by Publix Jacksonville division

(File photo)
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Publix Super Markets is distributing $382,000 from its Food For All 2017 fundraiser to 22 Jacksonville division nonprofit organizations. 

The annual campaign distributes funds to support programs that fight hunger and advocate for self-sufficiency on a local and regional level.

“Our stores are pleased to participate in the annual Food For All fundraiser,” said Dwaine Stevens, Publix media and community relations manager, Jacksonville division. “Thanks to the generosity of our customers -- and the enthusiasm of our associates -- the campaign helps make a difference to so many in the communities we serve.”

During the three-week campaign, Nov. 1-22, 2017, Publix customers and associates participated by adding a $1, $3, or $5 donation to their grocery bill. The coupon denominations were scanned during checkout by a Publix associate and applied to their purchase total. 

Food For All is a program of Making Change, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that has partnered with Publix since 1988 to create a successful campaign.

“Making Change is honored to be a part of the Publix Food For All fundraiser to help raise funds for local nonprofits year after year,” said Dave McConnell, president and CEO of Making Change. “We applaud Publix for their continued dedication to helping support self-sufficiency and the fight to end hunger within their communities.”

Nonprofits receiving funds in the Jacksonville division include: 

Florida

Salvation Army, Lutz
Stetson Baptist Church, Deland
Waste Not Want Not, Inc., Orange Park
Farm Share, Inc., Homestead
Second Harvest Food Bank of Brevard, West Melbourne
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central FL, Orlando
Feeding Northwest Florida, Jacksonville
Bread of the Mighty Food Bank, Gainesville
CRU Inner City (Campus Crusade for Christ), Jacksonville
St. Johns Cares, St. Johns
UF Field & Fork Food Pantry, Gainesville
We Care Food Pantry, Homosassa

Georgia

Second Harvest of South Georgia, Valdosta
Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, Savannah
United Way of the Coastal Empire, Richmond Hill
United Way of South Central Georgia, Tifton
Colquitt Food Bank, Moultrie

Alabama

Wiregrass Area United Way Food Bank, Dothan
Feeding The Gulf Coast, Theodore
Montgomery Area Food Bank, Montgomery
The Office of Civic Engagement Campus Kitchen

South Carolina

United Way of the Lowcounty, Inc., Beaufort