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Publix holds holiday promotion for food bank

December 5, 2012
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

Publix Supermarkets in Lee, Collier, and Charlotte counties are again offering their "Food for Sharing" promotion, with all food being donated to the Harry Chapin Food Bank. The promotion, currently under way, lasts until Dec. 31.

The holiday drive provides a simple way for customers to participate. No bulky bags are assembled in the stores, loaded into carts, and heaped for food bank pick up. Instead, to participate, customers can simply add a donation at checkout and the food will be delivered in bulk to the food bank. The food will then be distributed to the 160 Harry Chapin Food Bank participating agencies at no cost.

Customers can choose one of three grocery bags; each bag has a different cost and contains different selected food items, which will feed a family of four.

- The gold level, priced at $15.04, contains Plumrose Ham, Publix Long Grain Rice, Star Kist Chunk Light Tuna, Publix Fruit Cocktail, Publix Green Beans, Publix Grape Jelly, and Publix Creamy Peanut Butter.

- The silver level, priced at $9.62, contains Dinty Moore Beef Stew, Idahoan Original Mashed Potatoes, Publix Long Grain Rice 1 lb., Publix Macaroni & Cheese, Quaker Quick Grits, and Publix Cut Green Beans.

- The bronze level, priced at $4.79, contains Star Kist Chunk Light Tuna, Publix Macaroni & Cheese, Quaker Quick Grits, and Publix Green Bean.

The Harry Chapin Food Bank solicits, collects and stores quality food for distribution to families in need through a network of 160 nonprofit agencies in Lee, Collier, Hendry, Charlotte and Glades counties that provide food to more than 30,000 people monthly. More than 1 million pounds of food are distributed by the Harry Chapin Food Bank monthly. For every dollar donated, about $6 in food value goes back to the community. In the past fiscal year, the Harry Chapin Food Bank distributed more than 15 million pounds of food and other grocery items valued at more than $24.9 million. This is roughly the equivalent of 12.5 million meals to people in need.For additional information about or to contribute financially to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, contact 334-7007 or go to



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