For House of Hope, the only sight that is more exciting than a Publix truck pulling into the agency’s distribution center is watching two Publix trucks pulling in. Thanks to community minded shoppers and the supportive employees at Publix, the super market’s Food for Sharing spring campaign broke previous records, delivering over 83,000 pounds of food for Martin County residents striving to overcome hunger and hardship.
A longtime significant partner to House of Hope, Publix enlists their customer’s participation at checkout by offering three levels of donating, each representing different quantities of food. Martin County shoppers like knowing that the money they are donating is feeding local families right in their own neighborhoods. This spring, shoppers’ contributions translated into 70,000 meals for the community.
House of Hope CEO, Rob Ranieri, remarks, “the incredible support that we receive from Publix, through Food for Sharing and their daily support, helps us to reach over 6,000 people each month in Martin County with nutritious food and other services. Their corporate philosophy of caring for the community makes Martin County a better place to live.”
House of Hope’s Client Choice pantries offer enrolled clients the equivalent of approximately $350 in groceries each month freeing up household income for bills such as housing, transportation, medical costs and other necessities. With Martin County’s food insecure population facing ongoing affordable housing challenges, rising costs of living, and seasonal reductions in earnings, the growing need for pantry services in Martin County relies heavily upon public and corporate support such as Publix’s bi-annual Food for Sharing campaign.
House of Hope makes it easy for businesses and civic groups to conduct food and supply drives for residents throughout the year. For more information, visit hohmartin.org/food-drives or contact Dawn Abate at (772) 286-4673 ext. 1002