The Salvation Army of Greenville received $5,000 from Publix Charities to replace industrial shelving in the former’s food warehouse. The Salvation Army’s food warehouse stores non-perishable food items, which are distributed to families and individuals in need.
The Salvation Army’s existing shelves became unstable due to age and wear, and they could no longer store the necessary amount of food items. These items are used to pack food assistance boxes for families in need, and without reliable shelving, the process of making food assistance boxes becomes disorganized. Thanks to Publix Charities’ generosity, The Salvation Army of Greenville will be able to store food items safely and efficiently on the new shelves.
“Every year, we serve over 3,500 people through Greenville’s food assistance program,” says Major Pete Costas, Area Commander of The Salvation Army of Greenville, Pickens and Oconee. “The new shelves in the food warehouse will allow us to store food items properly and safely and will help us alleviate hunger for families in need. We are very thankful to partners like Publix Charities who help us meet human needs in our community.”
Since its establishment in 1966, Publix Charities has been investing in communities throughout the Southeast. Publix Charities partners with nonprofits and organizations who share a common goal of ending hunger and homelessness and supporting youth and educational causes. Read more about Publix Charities here.