A pleasure to shop elsewhere
My family and I moved to Tampa in 1974, and have made Publix our favorite grocery store ever since. Forty-four years! That is why it makes me a little sad to have to say goodbye.
First came last month’s report that Publix received a D for reducing food waste. Then came the story telling of the huge Publix contributions to Adam Putnam’s election campaigns that mentioned how the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, which he leads, took down health inspections from the agency’s website after several Publix stores failed them. That was the final straw.
How interesting that the article pointed out how Publix has given Putnam $670,000 over the past three years, enough to buy 74,527 chicken tender subs. Can you imagine how many homeless families and children would be thrilled with one of those subs they could never afford?
I might have voted for Putman for governor, but not now. If there is this much controversy now, I can’t imagine what it will be like if he is elected.
Politics over people. How sad. Shopping will have to be a pleasure somewhere else.
Lani Czyzewski, Temple Terrace