Publix Launches the Publix Virtual 30 Challenge

Proceeds to support charities in Charleston, Charlotte and Nashville

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 28, 2021 ­- Publix announced today the launch of its new Publix Virtual 30 Challenge, a 30-day virtual exercise challenge. From June 1 through 30, participants are invited to complete 30 miles of running, biking or walking in 30 days. Participants must be 18 years of age or older. The registration fee is $30 and 100% of the proceeds will go to local nonprofit organizations in Charleston, South Carolina; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Nashville, Tennessee.

We're excited to launch this new challenge encouraging customers and associates to get out and be active while also supporting charities in our operating area," Publix Director of Community Relations Dwaine Stevens said.

Participants are able to direct their registration fee to support one of the following nonprofit organizations:

Charleston
Lowcountry Food Bank
Charleston Habitat for Humanity
Charlotte
Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina
Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region
Nashville
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee
Hands On Nashville

"Publix has been a partner of the Lowcountry Food Bank for so many years, providing healthy food, funds and volunteers to support our mission of leading the fight against hunger in our community, especially in times of disaster," said Nick Osborne, President and CEO of Lowcountry Food Bank. "We can always count on Publix to support the Lowcountry Food Bank, our partner food pantries and our meal programs that help our neighbors in need."

Entries are limited to 2,000 participants. All participants must be 18 years of age or older and live within Publix's seven-state operating area. Those participating will receive a medal and T-shirt. For more information or to register for the Publix Virtual 30 Challenge, visit publix30challenge.com.

Publix, the largest employee-owned company in the U.S. with more than 225,000 associates, currently operates 1,270 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. For 24 consecutive years, the company has been recognized by Fortune as a great place to work. In addition, Publix's dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized among the top in the grocery business. For more information, visit the company's website, corporate.publix.com.

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About the Lowcountry Food Bank: Feed. Advocate. Empower.
The Lowcountry Food Bank serves the 10 coastal counties of South Carolina and distributed more than 39 million pounds of food in 2020. The Lowcountry Food Bank helps fight hunger by distributing food to nearly 300 partner agencies including on-site meal programs, homeless shelters and emergency food pantries. The Lowcountry Food Bank advocates on behalf of those who experience hunger and helps empower people to make healthy and nutritious food choices. For more information, go to the Lowcountry Food Bank website at lowcountryfoodbank.org


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