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Publix Donates to Hurricane Relief Efforts

Specialty Food Association

Publix Super Markets Charities, the philanthropic arm of Publix, is donating $1 million to nonprofit organizations, including the American Red Cross and United Way, to support relief efforts in areas affected by Hurricane Ian. The weather event has affected many communities in Cuba and Florida and continues its path up the Eastern U.S.

Publix has also activated a checkout donation campaign allowing customers and associates to help people affected by the hurricane. All donated funds will go to the American Red Cross, enabling it to respond to and help people recover from this disaster.

“I’m proud of our more than 230,000 associates who are working hard to take care of our customers, our communities, and each other every day and especially in times of need,” said Publix CEO Todd Jones in a statement. “We’re grateful to Publix Charities for their generous donation to help the people who have been affected by Hurricane Ian.”

The action comes on the heels of a similar philanthropic effort from the company: Hurricane Fiona disaster relief in Puerto Rico. To support this event, the company donated $100,000 to the American Red Cross.

“Our Publix family extends beyond our local neighborhoods,” said Publix director of community relations Dwaine Stevens in a statement. “With many of our associates and customers having family members living in Puerto Rico, we are grateful to be able to help.”

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