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Publix presents $100K grant to Second Harvest of Big Bend

Posted at 3:11 PM, Aug 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-09 13:46:43-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Publix CEO presented the Second Harvest of the Big Bend with a $100,000 grant on Thursday. 

Publix President and CEO Todd Jones presented a $100,000 grant award from Publix Super Markets Charities to Second Harvest of the Big Bend.  

The money will help Second Harvest distribute food to its network of partner agencies, which provide food pantries, feeding sites, and other programs for those in need. 

Community leaders, elected officials, and more than 40 local Publix associates, along with Second Harvest board members, donors, volunteers and staff gathered at the Second Harvest warehouse in Tallahassee to celebrate the grant award.  

“Publix is proud to be a longstanding partner of Second Harvest, and giving back to the communities we serve is a critical part of our company mission and culture,” said Jones in a press release. 

In the Big Bend, one in five people experience hunger. Every month, Second Harvest provides meals to feed more than 50,000 people, but the number of people in need is twice that amount. 

“We are extremely thankful for the continued support of Publix Super Markets Charities, which has donated $350,000 to Second Harvest over the past three years,” said Rick Minor, CEO of Second Harvest. “The funds donated by Publix are helping us serve a greater number of food insecure families, seniors and children across the Big Bend area.” 

To learn more about Second Harvest, volunteer at an upcoming event or make a food or monetary donation, visit www.FightingHunger.org