Publix Super Markets Charities donates $5.5 million to Habitat for Humanity

MIAMI (WSVN) - Publix Super Market Charities announced this week that it would donate $5.5 million to Habitat for Humanity.

The donation will provide funding to over 120 affiliates, which will help build more than 60 new houses in 2017. Both local affiliates, Habitat for Humanity of Broward and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami, are slated to receive funds from the donation.

“Every family deserves an opportunity to have a roof over their heads and food on their table,” said Carol Jenkins Barnett, president of Publix Super Markets Charities. “My father established our foundation in 1966 with a strong desire to see our communities thrive. Fifty years later, we’re still honoring his legacy. We are delighted to support Habitat for Humanity affiliates across Publix’s footprint by giving $5.5 million to this very important cause.”

In addition to the donation, each new homeowner will receive a fully-stocked pantry, courtesy of Publix Super Markets.

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