BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - The Community Food Bank of Central Alabama is among several food banks across seven southeastern states that will get a portion of a $1 million donation from Publix Super Market Charities.
Publix said the money will go to Feeding America member food banks as a way of fighting hunger in communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Community Food Bank of Central Alabama will get $40,000 while three other food banks across the state will divide an additional $80,000. Those include Montgomery Area Food Bank ($20,000), Feeding the Gulf Coast in Theodore ($40,000), and the Food Bank of North Alabama in Huntsville ($20,000).
“I want to thank Publix Super Markets Charities for this generous donation,” said Publix CEO Todd Jones. “During these unprecedented times that have affected nearly every aspect of our day-to-day lives, many people may not know where their next meal is coming from."
Feeding America is a network of over 200 food banks that make up the nation’s largest domestic hunger relief organization.