The Chesterfield Food Bank recently received a donation of $10,000 from Publix Super Markets Charities.
According to Kim Hill, director of the food bank, the Publix managers and corporate team members visited the food bank a few months back and volunteered at their Ettrick Distribution. They handed out food, pushed carts, and took the time to talk to the residents needing food at that place of distribution. “It was awesome,” she said. “They were willing to jump right into community hunger relief efforts before they even opened their stores. They have started a partnership with FeedMore, and in turn also included the Chesterfield Food Bank. We are very grateful and blessed to have them come alongside the food bank to feed children, seniors, and struggling families in Chesterfield.”
Carol Jenkins Barnett, president of Publix Super Markets Charities, said in a statement, “For more than 50 years, we have been nourishing the communities in which Publix operates. 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.”
The food bank’s Give Where you Live Day online giving event is scheduled for Oct. 25. To donate financially, visit www.chesterfieldfoodbank.org.