Publix Super Market Charities donated $100,000 to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.
Publix also gave an additional $100,000 to some of the food bank's partner charities.
In addition to financial support, Publix team members also rolled up their sleeves to help sort pallets of potatoes.
A food bank spokesperson told ABC11 they haven't had sweet potatoes to hand out since Hurricane Florence ravaged the region.
Since 1980, @FoodBankCENC has been supporting 800 Raleigh, NC food pantries, shelters and other organizations. We joined them today to fight hunger with @FeedingAmerica. #PublixServes pic.twitter.com/Fsj0xQ8JUQ— Publix (@Publix) August 28, 2019
In all, Publix Charities has donated more than $5 million to Feeding America member food banks, schools and other non-profits across the southeast. According to the USDA, one in eight people across America struggles with hunger everyday.