Alleviating hunger in Kentucky.
Providing nourishing meals to our neighbors in need is at the heart of who we are. Publix Super Markets and Publix Super Markets Charities are proud to support local food banks in Kentucky.
Our commitment to hunger relief.
Publix donates 40,000 pounds of produce to Louisville food bank.
On June 23, 2022, Publix broke ground on its first store in Louisville, Kentucky, located at the northwest corner of Terra Crossing Boulevard and Old Henry Road in Jefferson County. Kentucky will mark Publix’s eighth state of operation.
Immediately following the groundbreaking, Publix leaders and associates held a Publix Serves event at Dare to Care, a Feeding America® member food bank in Louisville, to unload and sort 40,000 pounds of produce donated by the company today. Launched in 2015, Publix Serves is one of Publix’s community programs uniting the company’s more than 230,000 associates in community service efforts.
Since fall 2021, Publix has provided biweekly produce donations to Dare to Care. The nonprofit organization partners with local social service agencies, food pantries, shelters and emergency kitchens to provide food to the surrounding community. Publix’s contributions provided Dare to Care with more than 775,000 pounds of produce for its neighbors in need.
“We’re grateful for the support Publix has provided to the residents of Louisville, and we appreciate the company’s passion for helping its neighbors facing hunger. …We look forward to continuing to build this great relationship to help alleviate hunger in our communities, and we’re excited to welcome Publix to the Bluegrass State.”
Dare to Care CEO and President
Our work with Feeding America.
About Publix Super Markets Charities
George Jenkins, founder of Publix Super Markets and affectionately known as “Mr. George,” believed in giving. From the day he opened his first Publix, he made sure his associates, customers and community were taken care of. In 1966, Mr. George established the foundation with the vision it would continue giving long after he was gone. Publix Super Markets Charities remains committed to serving the communities in which Publix operates.
About Publix Super Markets
Publix, the largest employee-owned company in the U.S. with more than 240,000 associates, currently operates 1,342 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. For 25 consecutive years, the company has been recognized by Fortune as a great place to work. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized among the top in the grocery business. For more information, visit the company’s newsroom at corporate.publix.com/newsroom.
About Feeding America
Feeding America® is the largest hunger-relief organization in the United States. Through a network of more than 200 food banks, 21 statewide food bank associations, and over 60,000 partner agencies, food pantries and meal programs, we helped provide 6.6 billion meals to tens of millions of people in need last year. Feeding America also supports programs that prevent food waste and improve food security among the people we serve; brings attention to the social and systemic barriers that contribute to food insecurity in our nation; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry.