Publix Super Markets delivered three pallets of food to the Chattanooga Area Food Bank on Monday as part of their annual Spring Food for Sharing Food Drive at area Publix stores.
Customer donations collected in the first three weeks of April amounted 5,884 pounds of food. This donation will help the CAFB provide 4,903 meals to people in our region who are unsure where their next meal might come from.
"We are consistently thankful for and impressed with Publix’s involvement in our mission to eliminate hunger and promote better nutrition,” said CAFB President, Maeghan Jones.
“The Food for Sharing Food Drive is just one example of Publix’s support. Their stores take an active role in our Retail Store Donation Program and Publix employees also regularly volunteer in our warehouse.”
Publix hosts the Food for Sharing Food Drive multiple times each year and allows customers to choose from one of three (bronze, silver, or gold) pre-set bags of essential products to purchase and donate to the CAFB.
Jim Groover, store manager of the Publix at East Brainerd, said the Food for Sharing Food Drive “is a great opportunity to serve the community and it gives employees and customers an outlet to participate and make a difference.”