Publix do­nates to help hun­gry

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Publix and its em­ploy­ees are do­ing their part to feed the hun­gry in New­ton County.

Publix do­nated $1,099 to the Cov­ing­ton-New­ton County United Way to pur­chase food for the less for­tu­nate in the county, and work­ers also helped send a truck­load of food to the Sal­va­tion Army food pantry.

In ad­di­tion, the Publix Foun­da­tion do­nated $18,600 to the United Way to be given to the var­i­ous lo­cal non­profit agencies the United Way sup­ports.

United Way Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor Doris Strick­land said Publix is a huge sup­porter of the United Way, not­ing that the com­pany’s 102 lo­cal em­ploy­ees do­nated $24,000 to the United Way through em­ployee de­duc­tions.

Sub­mit­ted photo /The Cov­ing­ton News

Mark Holi­han, district man­ager of Publix, and (far right) Melissa Elam, store man­ager at the Brown Bridge Road lo­ca­tion, present a check to (cen­ter) Doris Strick­land, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the Cov­ing­ton-New­ton County United Way.

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