The Publix grocery store chain unveiled plans to purchase produce from financially-strapped farmers and donate it to food banks.
Talk about a win-win situation. Farmers have been struggling with food going to waste with schools, hotels and restaurant closings due to the pandemic. More and more people are becoming food insecure due to school closures and unemployment. So Publix is stepping in to bring farmers, food banks and families together.
According to their Twitter account, Publix officials estimate they’ll purchase 150,000 pounds of produce and 43,500 gallons of milk in the first week of the program, which is expected to continue for “several weeks.”