Foundation Arm of BI-LO, Harveys and Winn-Dixie Donates More Than $3.1 Million to 225 Charities Throughout Southeast

Pictured above: (left to right) Feeding Northeast Florida President and CEO Bruce Ganger, Winn-Dixie Store No. 5 Director Greg Vengrin, Bi-Lo Holdings Foundation President and CMO Mary Kellmanson, Bi-Lo Holdings Foundation Board Member Pamela Onstead and Bi-Lo Holdings President and CEO Randall Onstead present a foundation grant to the food bank to fight food insecurity. (Photo: Business Wire)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--()--As one in seven Americans suffers from food insecurity, including 12 million children and 7 million seniors, the Bi-Lo Holdings Foundation is investing more than $3.1 million into 225 hunger-related organizations throughout the BI-LO, Harveys and Winn-Dixie footprint of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

“The Bi-Lo Holdings Foundation is thankful for the immense support and generous contributions of our business partners who enable us to provide these funds to local organizations who share our mission of alleviating hunger in our communities,” said Mary Kellmanson, foundation president and chief marketing officer of Bi-Lo Holdings. “As food and togetherness are at the core of everything we do, we strive to support those who may be food insecure so that they may enjoy this holiday season.”

Grants were awarded from Oct.-Nov. 2014 to charitable organizations with missions to address hunger and hunger-related health and education issues. The foundation reviewed applications from hundreds of nonprofit groups and conducted in-depth reviews of their services and reach within each community.

Please go to http://www.biloholdings.com/Pages/Community.aspx for a complete list of 225 partner organizations who were awarded grants on behalf of the Foundation.

About Bi-Lo Holdings Foundation

The Bi-Lo Holdings Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that supports many of the charitable-giving efforts of Bi-Lo Holdings, parent company of BI-LO, Harveys and Winn-Dixie supermarkets.

About Bi-Lo Holdings

Bi-Lo Holdings, LLC, parent company of BI-LO, Harveys and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, is the fifth-largest conventional supermarket chain in the U.S. and the second-largest conventional supermarket in the southeast based on store count. The company employs more than 72,000 associates who serve customers in approximately 804 grocery stores and 531 in-store pharmacies throughout the eight southeastern states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. BI-LO, Harveys and Winn-Dixie are well-known and well-respected regional brands with deep heritages, strong neighborhood ties, proud histories of giving back, talented and loyal associates, and strong commitments to providing the best possible quality and value to customers. For more information, please visit www.bi-lo.com, www.harveyssupermarkets.com and www.winndixie.com.

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Contacts

Bi-Lo Holdings
Julianne Roberts, 904-370-6029
Media@biloholdings.com

Release Summary

As one in seven Americans suffers from food insecurity, the Bi-Lo Holdings Foundation is investing more than $3.1 million into 225 hunger-related organizations in the Southeast region.

Contacts

Bi-Lo Holdings
Julianne Roberts, 904-370-6029
Media@biloholdings.com