ABCCM is once again the beneficiary of a $20,000 donation from Publix Super Markets Charities to support our Crisis Ministry's food program that serves each year thousands of Buncombe County residents. The donation is part of $5 million donated this year by Publix.
Last year ABCCM's four Crisis Ministry centers distributed 28,677 bags of food to Buncombe County residents, which means this donation from Publix will have a huge impact on our ability to serve those in need.
Over the past three years, Publix Super Market Charities has contributed more than $11.5 million to hunger related programs. This generous donation continues Publix Super Markets Charities’ commitment to meeting the basic needs of the communities it serves. The $5 million donation will benefit a total of 192 nonprofit agencies throughout the Southeast.
“For more than 50 years, we have been nourishing the communities in which Publix
operates,” said Carol Jenkins Barnett, president of Publix Super Markets Charities. “Through
these efforts, we’ve supported early education programs and the plight of the hungry and
homeless, recognizing the importance of education and proper nutrition. We believe every
child deserves to have hope, love and joy. Our Foundation is dedicated to giving these gifts of
nourishment and hope to our communities.”
According to the USDA, more than 42 million Americans live in food insecure
households, including 13 million children. One in six children may not know where their next
meal is coming from, and getting the energy they need to learn and grow can be a daily