Publix Produce Partners Promote Healthful Living Through Produce For Kids Campaign
by Produce for Kids®
Posted: 2018-09-27 09:06:27 EST
LAKELAND, FL – Produce for Kids® will launch a healthy eating campaign with produce partners at Publix Super Markets on Sept. 26 that will raise funds for local Feeding America® member food banks. The campaign is in its 16th year and is celebrating more than 3.6 million meals* donated to families in need and more than $546,000 for Feeding America programs that benefit families and children in Publix market areas. Publix shoppers will have access to registered dietitian-approved healthy meal solutions, recipes and content. The Publix partnership has raised, in total, more than $3.2 million to benefit local charities within the seven-state Publix footprint since 2002.
The Publix Produce for Kids campaign, which will run through Oct. 24, is supported by six participating fresh fruit and vegetable companies including Avocados From Mexico, CrunchPak®, Del Monte® Foods, Little Bear®, Marie’s® and Michigan Apples. Publix customers are encouraged to support these brands by eating more nutritious fruits and vegetables. Shoppers can visit produceforkids.com/publix to access recipes and healthy ideas.
“At Publix, we want to help our customers meet their health and wellness goals by offering a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables in our stores,” said Maria Brous, media and community relations director for Publix. “We are proud to partner with Produce for Kids on an effort that helps families make better choices to meet their lifestyle needs while supporting our communities.
Customers can identify partner brands through in-store signage, featuring the Produce for Kids and Feeding America logos, displayed in Publix produce departments. Signage directs customers toproduceforkids.com/publix, which features more than 450 registered dietitian-approved and family-tested recipes, meal planning tools, grocery store-specific campaign details and healthy tips. Customers are encouraged to share healthy recipes from their own kitchen and inspiration during the campaign using the hashtag #produceforkids.
“Over 16 years, the Publix produce department has worked year over year to raise nearly $3.2 million,” said Trish James, vice president of Produce for Kids. “Our shared vision has allowed the campaign to educate customers on the value of fresh produce while supporting children and families in the Publix market area.”
The campaign will raise funds for local Feeding America member food banks including: Community Food Bank of Central Alabama, Feeding the Gulf Coast (formerly Bay Area Food Bank), Montgomery Area Food Bank, Food Bank of North Alabama, Feeding South Florida, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, Feeding Tampa Bay, America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend, Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida, All Faiths Food Bank, Treasure Coast Food Bank, Atlanta Community Food Bank, Golden Harvest Food Bank, America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, Feeding the Valley Food Bank, Middle Georgia Community Food Bank, Second Harvest of South Georgia, Food Bank of Northeast Georgia, Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, MANNA FoodBank, Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, Harvest Hope Food Bank, Lowcountry Food Bank, Chattanooga Area Food Bank, Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, and Feeding Northeast Florida.
For more information about the Publix and Produce for Kids campaign, visitwww.produceforkids.com/publix.