The Generosity of Publix

ABCCM was blessed on Friday, December 1st with a generous donation of $20,000 from Publix Super Markets Charities.  This gift was specifically given to support our efforts to feed those in need in the Asheville area, and we could not be more grateful.  Executive Director, Reverend Scott Rogers, was on site to accept the donation with gratitude from John Rozier, one of the Publix Super Market at Pinnacle Point’s store managers, whose store is located at 1830 Hendersonville Rd. Asheville, NC 28803.

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Publix Community Giving “supports organizations that focus on youth, education, reducing hunger, and alleviating homelessness.”  As an organization they truly value community involvement, and this gift to feed those in need in our area is a testament to their commitment to that end.  Through ABCCM’s crisis centers, we have given out groceries to those in need 6,000 times from the start of the year through December 6th.  Publix’s donation will play a vital role in assisting our crisis ministries as they add to the number of groceries and meals provided to those in need during the holiday season and new year.

Aaron Schnurbusch, Assistant Director of the ABCCM Main Crisis Ministry, spoke about the importance of corporate contributions like Publix’s.  He explained that, “It is so vital for corporate contributions to be made because we need the income to fill in the gaps.  We go out and work hard to bring in groceries for people in need, while being mindful that it doesn’t go to waste.  Inevitably, though, over the course of a year there will be a little bit missing here or there.  We’ll need a little money to fill in that gap to make sure we fulfill the need.  Corporate financial contributions are also important because it allows us to pay for equipment and other crucial intangible items like electricity.”

Thank you Publix Super Markets Charities for your donation to not only provide food for the needy, but also for adding overall value to the work that our crisis ministries are doing.