Publix Super Market Charities Donates Towards 53 Foot Trailer For Midwest Food Bank Florida

By: Midwest Food Bank

Midwest Food Bank of Florida – a volunteer-driven, faith-based organization dedicated to alleviating hunger, malnutrition and providing disaster relief locally receives generous contribution towards essential fleet trailers from Publix Super Market Charities.

In 2020, the Midwest Food Bank Florida truck drove over 170,000 miles, rescuing over $52 million worth of food, which fed 2.4 million hungry people in Florida. In a weekly route, this truck rescues over 200,000 pounds of food, transporting it back to their Lee County and Polk County warehouses. An essential component to this fleet and the success of the Midwest Food Bank Florida food relief rescue, and distribution is the 53-foot trailer. Carrying an average of 40,000 lbs. of food supplies per trip, this equipment ensures people of SWFL do not go hungry.

“Without our essential fleet so much food in the United States would go to waste, and so many local Southwest Florida people would go hungry,” says Kelly Apfel, Marketing and Development Manager of MFB Florida. “In the United States, over 40% of food is wasted.”

The goal of Publix Super Markets Charities is to endeavor to meet the needs of the people in the community. Midwest Food Bank Florida acts as the middle-man, bridging the gap between large, nationwide food distributors with excess, and local hungry people in need. This shared mission has resulted in a dedicated and impactful partnership. Both work towards the elimination of hunger.

Midwest Food Bank has 12 locations, including ten in the U.S., and one each in East Africa and Haiti. For more information about MFB Florida, please visit our website at  


Midwest Food Bank (“MFB”) is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) charity. As a faith-based organization, it is the mission of Midwest Food Bank to share the love of Christ by alleviating hunger and malnutrition locally and throughout the world and providing disaster relief; all without discrimination. Our vision is to provide industry-leading food relief to those in need while feeding them spiritually.

For more information about this topic, please contact Kelly Apfel at

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