Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, one grocery store is leading the way in helping distribute food to those in need. Publix, the employee-owned, American supermarket chain, recently announced it will purchase surplus foods from farmers to donate to local food banks.
“As a food retailer, we have the unique opportunity to bridge the gap between the needs of families and farmers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic,” stated Todd Jones, the CEO of Publix.
his is especially relevant as many farmers have been told to dump milk and destroy fresh produce as food distribution channels become disrupted due to the outbreak. Not only does this reduce food waste, but the supermarket's initiative will help feed hungry Americans during these challenging times.
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