LAKELAND, Fla. – With more than 7 million people in the Southeast being food insecure, Publix BB #:110909 continues to work toward alleviating hunger.
As part of the company’s ongoing efforts, Publix hosted its inaugural hunger summit last week, bringing together executives from 35 Feeding America member food banks in the company’s operating area as well as state and federal officials to discuss how they can build on previous successes and feed more people in need. Publix leaders shared their best practices for talent acquisition, sourcing and warehousing as well as distribution.
“Our summit provided an opportunity to build stronger connections and, together, find better ways to accomplish a united purpose — feeding even more people in need in the communities we serve,” said Publix CEO Todd Jones.
Summit attendees were also able to hear from U.S. special guests. Representatives Darren Soto and Laurel Lee and U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service Southeast Regional Manager Willie C. Taylor also spoke at the summit.
“It was an honor to attend the Publix Hunger Summit and hear from food banks in our region on their efforts to combat food insecurity,” said Rep. Soto, Florida District 9. “After being…