District Five receives donation from Publix

Lexington-Richland School District Five received a gift of $14,849 from Publix to buy school supplies for students and classrooms.

“This generous donation will allow us the opportunity to provide needed and necessary school supplies to our vulnerable students for a successful school year,” said School District Five’s Coordinator of Parenting and Social Work Jennifer Felkel. “With the increased cost of basic school supplies it can be difficult for our school families. Publix’s dedication to our community and children attending school in District Five of Lexington & Richland Counties is greatly appreciated and will truly make a difference for a successful school year.”

Each year the generosity of Publix customers and associates makes this company-wide Tools for Back to School campaign possible, which results in donations to provide students and teachers with school supplies in the company’s local communities.

Publix, the largest employee-owned company in the U.S. with more than 230,000 associates, currently operates 1,303 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia. For 25 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.