LAKELAND, Fla. -- A Southwest Florida hunger-relief organization has received a funding boost from Florida's favorite grocery chain.
The Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida says that Publix Super Markets has donated $90,000 to the food bank from the Food For All campaign, a fundraiser held by Publix throughout its territory in the Southeastern United States.
The campaign, held over three weeks in November 2017, invited customers and associates to help feed the hungry by purchasing donation coupons ranging from $1 to $5 ,and adding it to their total at checkout. The funds raised are used to support programs designed to fight hunger and promote self-sufficiency in our communities.
The Publix campaign collected more than $5.8 million throughout the Southeast for Food For All.
Publix presented checks to several participating organizations recently, including the Harry Chapin Food Bank, at its Lakeland headquarters.
Harry Chapin solicits, collects and stores food for distribution to families and others in need through a network of more than 150 nonprofit agencies in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Glades and Hendry counties, providing food to about 28,000 people a week.