Publix’s Albert DiMercurio (center) with the Mission’s James Poe (left) and Terry Preston (right) in the dining hall at the Shepura Men’s Center


Publix Super Markets Charities presented a check in the amount of $20,000 to the staff at The Jimmie Hale Mission Friday morning. This generosity comes in addition to the countless in-kind food donations the Mission receives from local Publix stores on a regular basis.

The grant will provide more than 10,200 meals to the men, women, and children at the Shepura Men’s Center, Jessie’s Place, and Royal Pines Recovery Center. Last year, the Mission served more than 212,000 meals at its three facilities and to individuals in the community and the impact this donation will make heading into the holiday season cannot be overstated.

“Our foundation was established by Publix’s founder, Mr. George Jenkins, to improve life in our communities,” said Publix Charities executive director Kelly Williams-Puccio in a letter to the Mission. “We believe your organization exemplifies that mission and are pleased to play a part in your efforts.”


Publix Super Markets Charities check and in-kind donations from local stores


The Mission, Publix Super Markets Charities, and several local Publix stores have worked together for many years to help those who are poor and hurting in our community and we look forward to an ongoing partnership for many more years to come.

You can get involved today and help dramatically change someone’s life.

to provide a meal to a person in need for just $1.95.