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Publix Charities gives $5 million to Feeding America network

Publix Super Markets Charities is donating $5 million to the Feeding America network. [Times file photo]

Publix Super Markets Charities is donating $5 million to the Feeding America network. [Times file photo]

LAKELAND — Publix Super Markets Charities announced Wednesday that it will donate $5 million to the Feeding America network, including 28 member food banks and 38 of their local partner agencies in Publix's operating areas.

The donation will provide funding to assist in the transportation and program needs of the food banks and agencies, including supporting emergency food boxes, senior feeding initiatives and kids' backpack programs, the grocer said in an announcement.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 48 million Americans live in what are considered food-insecure households, including 15.3 million children.

"The statistics are alarming, especially as it pertains to our children," said Carol Jenkins Barnett, president of Publix Super Markets Charities. "As we prepare for a new school year, many families are left grappling with the reality that they are food insecure."

Feeding Tampa Bay is among the Feeding America member food banks receiving money; it will get $175,000.

Local partner agencies receiving funding include HELP Ministries of Largo, $10,000; Neighborly Care Network of St. Petersburg, $20,000; Our Lady of Guadalupe Food Pantry in Wimauma, $10,000; the Volunteer Way of New Port Richey, $10,000; and United Food Bank of Plant City, $20,000.

Contact Jerome R. Stockfisch at [email protected]

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