Southeastern Grocers Inc., parent company of BI-LO, Fresco y Más, Harveys and Winn-Dixie stores, together with the SEG Gives Foundation, has launched a companywide Hunger Relief Program with dedicated partner Feeding America to continue the fight against hunger.
This summer, the SEG Gives Foundation, in partnership with 25 Feeding America food banks, will raise funds for two weeks in all BI-LO, Fresco y Más, Harveys and Winn-Dixie stores; donate $150,000 worth of shelf-stable products and fresh produce to local food banks; and provide associates the opportunity to positively impact communities in the Southeast.
Now through July 10, customers can join the SEG Gives Foundation and Feeding America to help eliminate food insecurity and support families in need by simply donating to the cause at checkout as they shop their neighborhood BI-LO, Fresco y Más, Harveys and Winn-Dixie stores.
“We care passionately about our communities and the causes that impact our associates, customers and neighbors,” said Anthony Hucker, president and CEO of Southeastern Grocers. “We know food insecurity deeply impacts the Southeast, which is why our partnership with Feeding America is imperative to our charitable initiatives. Our Feeding America partner food banks are lifelines for those who may not have access to a healthy meal, especially over the summer. That is why we are proud to implement the Hunger Relief Program to raise funds in our stores, provide meals through our mobile pantries and food donations to meet essential nutrition for adults, children and seniors throughout the Southeast.”
The SEG Gives Foundation continues to support their official partnership with Feeding America through various initiatives that foster strong relationships between its stores and local food banks. This includes volunteer efforts throughout its footprint and continued contributions of more than 175 million pounds of food that BI-LO, Fresco y Más, Harveys and Winn-Dixie stores have donated through the Food Rescue Program since 2005. Learn more about the partnership between the SEG Gives Foundation and Feeding America at www.bi-lo.com, www.frescoymas.com, www.harveyssupermarkets.com and www.winndixie.com.