“Feeding Minds, Growing Community” for Publix

ATLANTA, GA, December, 1 2008 - Publix Super Markets Inc. joins UNCF - the United Negro College Fund  - in a gift card program that donates money to empower communities in the metro-Atlanta area by providing an education to thousands of African American youth. UNCF Publix Gift CardPublix believes in feeding the body and the mind.

As a proud sponsor, Publix Super Markets Inc. joins UNCF - the United Negro College Fund in the heartfelt belief that a mind truly is a terrible thing to waste. In acting on that belief, metro-Atlanta area Publix stores are offering a two-fold opportunity to give to family and friends while also making a contribution to UNCF. With the spirit of giving in the air this time of year, Publix donates $5 to the UNCF scholarship fund for a $25 UNCF gift card that is purchased and redeemable at all Publix stores.

This gift card program is another effort by Publix to empower communities in the metro-Atlanta area by providing an education to thousands of African American youth.

“Publix is proud to help open the doors of opportunity for future college graduates,” says Brenda Reid, media and community relations manager for Publix Super Markets Inc., “Through this program, a simple holiday gift for a coworker or token of thanks for a neighbor becomes an investment in a brighter tomorrow for deserving students.”

With the United Negro College Fund gift card and other programs, Publix demonstrates its belief in the power of higher education to change not only one person’s life, but our collective future. For more information please visit your local Atlanta area Publix Super Market.