Publix presents a donation check to habitat for humanity

Publix Donates $4 Million To Florida Communities

Living in Florida often spoils natives of the Sunshine State- months of sunshine, hundreds of miles of coastal land and paradise weather most of the year. One of the most prevalent elements of the state Floridians take for granted is the Publix franchise. Originating in Lakeland, Florida, Publix has become a huge part of Florida’s culture over the past four decades. The company’s customer service, free samples and fried chicken tenders and sweet tea align perfectly with the southern hospitality of the state.

Publix’s generosity extends beyond free cookies and samples of home cooked meals as well. The company is known for giving back to their surrounding communities with large donations. Publix’s most recent contribution to the state had a price tag of $4,000,000.

According to,

“Publix Super Markets Charities presented a giant check in the amount of $4 million to Habitat for Humanity affiliates during a ceremony in Lakeland.
The donation will provide funding to build 40 new houses in 2016, as well as increase support to more than 60 affiliates throughout the southeast.

As if Publix couldn’t make living in Florida any more of a pleasure than they already do, the company is now providing 40 more families with the same opportunity.

“Every family deserves an opportunity to have a roof over their heads and food on their table,” Carol Jenkins Barnett, president of Publix Super Markets Charities, said. “My father established our foundation in 1966 with a strong desire to see our communities thrive. Forty-nine years later, we are continuing his legacy.
“As we honor my father’s memory and celebrate what would have been his 108th birthday today, we are delighted to continue our 26-year partnership with Habitat for Humanity by giving $4 million to Habitat affiliates across Publix’s footprint.”

George W. Jenkins truly is a hero to Floridians. The name may sound familiar because he is the man that made those golden crispy chicken tenders, complimentary sugar cookies and your favorite Publix stores a reality. The Publix legend passed away 19 years ago, but his mission for providing Floridians with quality and care is still alive today.

The donation will go towards building homes for residents in 20 different communities of Florida. Publix’s generosity and hospitality truly makes living in Florida a pleasure.


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