Publix Buys Food Directly from Farmers to Donate to Food Banks During COVID-19 Pandemic

Donated food will benefit Feeding America

Stores struggle to meet unprecedented demand during coronavirus pandemic. (WKMG)

by Erin Dobrzyn
In an effort to provide relief to farmers and food banks devastated by the coronavirus pandemic, Publix announced a new program Wednesday that hopes to fight hunger and keep famers afloat.

Publix officials said the grocer will purchase produce and dairy directly from farmers and donate it to Feeding America member food banks.

“As a food retailer, we have the unique opportunity to bridge the gap between the needs of families and farmers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic,” said Publix CEO Todd Jones. “In this time of uncertainty, we are grateful to be able to help Florida’s produce farmers, southeastern dairies and families in our communities.” Read the rest HERE.

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