JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Publix presented a check for $109,200 to the Salvation Army. The money was raised by Publix customers during the holiday season.
The money will be used for the Salvation Army's food pantry and other hunger-serving programs. Publix customers donated the money throughout the holiday season in an ongoing drive conducted by the two organizations.
"This generous donation will help us to provide groceries for thousands of struggling families right here in Jacksonville," said Major Dean Hinson, area commander for the Salvation Army in Northeast Florida.
"In these tough economic times, hunger continues to be a growing issue. Employment challenges, along with an increase in the cost of food, are making it more difficult for working families to keep groceries in the pantry. Publix shoppers are generously standing in the gap for those who run out of food before the next paycheck comes."
First Coast News