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Publix donates $25,000 to Food for All

BY Alaric DeArment

LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix Super Markets has donated $25,000 to a local hunger-relief organization, the Florida-based supermarket chain said.

Publix made the donation to Food for All as part of its Sprinkle Joy campaign, announced earlier this month on its Facebook and Twitter pages, allowing users to make virtual holiday cookies; the filling of the cookie jar triggered donations to charitable organizations.

"The holidays are a time to celebrate with family and friends and to create those special moments that sprinkle the most joy in our lives," Publix director of media and community relations Maria Brous said. "This holiday season, we wanted the joy and service our customers experience in our stores to be extended to our online social platforms and communities we serve. Inviting our customers to give back and make a difference to those in most need this holiday season has been the most rewarding experience."

 

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Bi-Lo Holdings Foundation donates more than $3.2 million to charity

BY Alaric DeArment

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The philanthropic arm of supermarket operator Bi-Lo Holdings is donating more than $3 million to charities in the South, the company said.

The Bi-Lo Holdings Foundation said it would donate about $3.2 million to 281 non-profit organizations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, particularly organizations focused on hunger, education, health, women and children. Bi-Lo Holdings operates the Bi-Lo and Winn-Dixie supermarket banners.

"The Bi-Lo Holdings Foundation is thankful for the immense support and contributions of our suppliers that enable us to provide these funds to the local organizations who work tirelessly to make our communities better places to live," Bi-Lo Holdings SVP marketing and foundation president Mary Kellmanson said. "We look forward to growing our relationships with these organizations over the next year."

 

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Happy Holidays

BY DSN STAFF

Our offices will be closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. From the editors and publishers of Drug Store News, best wishes for a wonderful new year to you and your family.

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