The money will buy food and a new vehicle to continue East Tampa and University-area expansion.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Sweetbay Supermarket will announce the donation of $50,000 to Meals on Wheels Tampa on Tuesday, November 20 at 9:30 a.m. at the Meals on Wheels offices at 550 West Hillsborough Avenue. The donation, which coincides with Thanksgiving, will support Meals on Wheels’ mission of serving meals to elders, and the continued expansion of the non-profit organization in the East Tampa and University areas. With the additional funds, Meals on Wheels will be able to serve 10,400 meals to elders who can’t afford to purchase meals. According to the U.S. Census, approximately 2,000 people in the East Tampa service area live below the poverty line. Let Patch save you time. Get great local stories like this delivered right to your inbox or smartphone …
A representative from Publix says that shoppers can use cash or credit cards.
If you're headed to a Publix Supermarket or other retailer this evening, you should make sure you have a credit card or cash in your wallet to pay for your merchandise. "We apologize for the inconvenience our customers are experiencing with the pin pad machines not accepting debit, EBT and gift cards. We are experiencing technical difficulties with that system," said Publix spokesperson Shannon Patten in an email. Patten suggests that customers check with each store before shopping by visiting the Publix store locator section of their website. "Publix stores do accept credit cards and checks with proper identification or cash for their transaction," she said. A spokesperson for Sweetbay Supermarkets confirmed that their machines were …