Venice, FL – Family Promise of South Sarasota County (FPSSC) is delighted to have received a generous $1,500 grant from Publix Super Markets Charities in support of their emergency rent assistance program. Publix Super Markets Charities serves the communities surrounding Publix’s stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia in four main areas of focus: youth, education, reducing hunger, and alleviating homelessness.
Jennifer Fagenbaum, Executive Director of Family Promise of South Sarasota County stated, “With the help of this grant from Publix Charities, Family Promise will be able assist additional families in South Sarasota County with their rental expenses. Families have seen an unexpected rise in rental costs over the last year and are often spending more than 50% of their income on housing costs per month which is a drastic hardship on these families.”
About South Sarasota Family Promise
Family Promise is a national non-profit agency with 202 local affiliates in 42 states. Our local affiliate, Family Promise of South Sarasota County, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, seeks to help families with minor children who are in temporary need of housing. We provide shelter, meals, basic needs (clothing, toiletries, and personal items), case management, referrals, and resources to families in transition. Our mission is to provide housing support to children and their families in South Sarasota County and it is our vision to provide comprehensive services to ensure children and their families achieve lasting self-sufficiency.
About Publix Super Markets Charities
In 1966 Publix Super Markets founder George W. Jenkins, affectionately known as Mr. George, established a charitable foundation with the intention of caring for his community—and with a vision that the giving would continue long after he was gone. Today, Publix Super Markets Charities remains committed to serving the communities in which Publix operates. And the legacy of giving continues. By supporting a variety of nonprofit organizations engaged in life-changing work, Publix Charities makes a far-reaching impact throughout the Southeast. The result is stronger communities infused with hope and prepared for a brighter future. Our areas of focus are youth, education, reducing hunger, and alleviating homelessness. At Publix Charities, dedication to serving others is at the heart of everything we do. It’s also in the hearts of the thousands of Publix associates who consistently donate their time, talents, and treasures to improve the lives of others. Publix Charities helps people and nonprofit organizations build healthier communities for years to come. For more information, please visit https://www.publixcharities.org/about-us/