The BackPack Weekend Food Program, Inc. is proud to announce that the program recently
received a grant of $10,000 as one of 57 back pack programs recognized by Publix Super Markets
Charities. This special grant is a part of Publix Super Market Charities’ $5 Million donation to Help
Alleviate Hunger in at least seven states.

Over the past three years, Publix Super Market Charities has contributed more than $11.5
million to hunger related programs. They are committed to meeting the basic needs of the communities
Publix Super Markets serve. “For more than 50 years, we have been nourishing the communities in
which Publix operates, said Carol Jenkins Barnett, President of Publix Super Market Charities. We believe
every child deserves hope, love, and joy. Our Foundation is dedicated to giving these gifts of
nourishment and hope to our communities.” Publix was founded by Mr. George Jenkins who believed
in giving. He wanted his customers and community taken care of. Under the leadership of Ms. Barnett,
Mr. Jenkins’s daughter, Publix Super Markets Charities remains committed to the communities in which
Publix operates. To learn more, visit

The BackPack Weekend Food Program, Inc. is thankful for this Publix commitment to
Gaston County. This grant will help the program continue to provide weekend food for students in the
Gaston County School System who need weekend food during the school year.

(L/R)  Carolyn Niemeyer,Coordinator, Kim Reynolds, Media and Community Relations Mgr.for Publix Super Market Charities.

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