Guadalupe Center recently received a $30,000 donation through the “Food for All” campaign launched in November by Publix Super Markets, Inc.
Guadalupe Center, a nonprofit organization focused on breaking the cycle of poverty through education for the children of Immokalee, will use the funds to support its Early Childhood Education Program, which serves 306 children from infants to 5-year-olds. Guadalupe Center serves more than 19,000 breakfasts, lunches and afternoon snacks each month to Immokalee-area children in the program.
“We’re extremely appreciative that Publix continues to take an active leadership role in partnering with nonprofits to help resolve the hunger crisis,” said Guadalupe Center President Dawn Montecalvo. “The most encouraging part about the ‘Food for All’ campaign is that the money was raised by thousands of Publix shoppers who understand the significant financial needs within pockets of our community.”
“Food for All” is a customer-driven campaign run through the nonprofit Making Change. From Nov. 1 through Nov. 22, Publix cashiers and managers asked customers upon checkout whether they would like to make a $1, $3 or $5 donation to help generate financial support for local nonprofit organizations. Guadalupe Center is among dozens of recipients statewide.
“We’re incredibly thankful for the generous donations from our customers and associates,” said Brian West, media and community relations manager for Publix Super Markets, Inc. “Organizations like the Guadalupe Center in Immokalee are making a difference in the lives of those in need.”
About Guadalupe Center
Guadalupe Center is a purpose-driven, nonprofit organization with proven results in creating endless possibilities for the students of Immokalee through education and fostering personal and academic success that leads to economic independence. With a focus on breaking the cycle of poverty through education, Guadalupe Center is proud of the children’s accomplishments: 94 percent exceed kindergarten readiness measures, 100 percent of Tutor Corps high school seniors graduate high school and are accepted into college, and more than 90 percent graduated with a post-secondary degree.