Publix District Manager Vince Mingione (right) and Cullman Publix Store Manager Brad Boshell (left) presented this year’s annual Food for All Campaign donation to Cullman Caring for Kids Friday afternoon. This year’s campaign raised $8,970.16. Also pictured are Cullman Caring for Kids Director Javon Daniel (second from right) and Assistant Director Nancy Bryant (second from left). (Nick Griffin for The Cullman Tribune)
CULLMAN – Publix representatives visited Cullman Caring for Kids (CCK) Friday afternoon to deliver a donation of almost $9,000 to the food bank. The $8,970.16 from the grocery chain’s annual Food for All Campaign was delivered by Publix District Manager Vince Mingione and Cullman Publix Store Manager Brad Boshell to CCK Director Javon Daniel and Assistant Director Nancy Bryant.
CCK will be able to use the money to add supplies to the food bank from both local sources and the Food Bank of North Alabama.
“The money that we get from Publix all goes back into the food bank. It’s used either to buy food at the food bank in Huntsville or if we buy local,” Daniel said. “Sometimes we buy from Publix and we also buy from a couple of other stores, but this money will all go back into the food bank operation and be used to give out food.”
CCK has worked with Publix ever since it arrived in Cullman and Daniel is thankful for the significant contributions it has made to the organization.
“They do this once a year, the Food for All Campaign, and this gives their partner agencies help to do what they’re there to do and that’s to help people that are in need. We’ve been partnering with Publix since they moved to Cullman in 2015, and we pick up five days a week from them,” Daniel said. “We pick up produce, meat, baked goods, breads and different things, and they are such a tremendous asset. We love them to death because we couldn’t do near as much, we couldn’t give out near as much food to the people that come in, if it weren’t for Publix and Wal-Mart.”
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