Winn-Dixie Foundation Donates $1.5 Million to 123 Southeast Charities

Investments Celebrate and Enhance Communities, Support Neighbors

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--()--The Winn-Dixie Foundation announced today it is investing $1.5 million in neighborhoods across the Southeast through partnerships with 123 nonprofit organizations, providing a broad range of services critical to helping communities flourish and individuals triumph.

“Winn Dixie is not only committed to serving our communities as a business and employer, but to do our part to make our communities stronger,” said Mary Kellmanson, marketing senior vice-president of Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., and president of the Winn-Dixie Foundation. “We are truly honored to be able to support so many organizations and the dedicated people within them. We are awed each year at the inspiring stories of courage and triumph shared by these organizations.”

By providing grants to programs that feed the hungry, assist women and children in need, help the sick, and address inequalities in education and health, the Winn-Dixie Foundation touches neighbors in five states across the Southeast.

Last year, the Winn-Dixie Foundation helped fund 112 programs that brighten the lives of people who need a helping hand. Neighborhoods in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi benefited from efforts that are locally based and targeted to local needs.

The Winn-Dixie Foundation grant recipient organizations are:

4 Children’s Sake
6th Grade Leadership Council of Riverside Presbyterian Day School
America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia
America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend
Angel Society USA, Inc.
AP Family Life Educational Counseling Svs, Inc.
Avail: Friends of the Houseless
Back Bay Mission
BASE Camp Children’s Cancer Foundation
Bay Area Food Bank
Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry (BEAM)
Blessings Food Pantry
Boy Scouts of America, North Florida Council
Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Georgia
Bread of the Mighty Food Bank, Inc.
Bridge to Hope (Cornerstone Christian Center of Homestead Fla. DBA)
Brooks College of Health, University of North Florida
Camillus House, Inc.
CASTLE (Safe Families)
Catholic Charities of Central Florida, Inc.
CenterPointe Church, Inc.
Charity Express Inc.
Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity
Charlotte County Homeless Coalition
Christian Care Center, Inc.
Christians Reaching Out to Society, Inc. (CROS)
Clay County Soup Kitchens, Inc.
Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida
Community Center of St. Bernard
Council on Aging of Volusia County
Crosswinds Youth Service, Inc.
Destiny Christian Worship Center
Dreams Come True of Jacksonville, Inc.
East Pasco Meals on Wheels, Inc.
Elder Care Service, Inc.
Feed the Hungry at Village Baptist Church
Feeding America Tampa Bay
Feeding the Valley Food Bank
First Coast International SDA Church
First United Methodist Church of Long Beach, MS
Florida Hospital of Children
Florida United Methodist Children’s Home, Inc.
Friendship Mission, Inc.
Girl Scouts of Gateway Council, Inc.
Good Samaritan Ministry
Grace Jones Community Center, Inc.
Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank
Greater Miami Jewish Federation
Greater St. Paul AME Church
Halifax Urban Ministries
Heartland Rural Health Network, Inc.
Hope Community Resource Center
Hope Helps, Inc.
Hope Station USA, Inc.
Interfaith Emergency Services of Marion County
Jack & Jill Children’s Center
James Elementary/Jaguars Heart Back Pack Program
Jesus House of Hope, Inc. dba House of Hope
Jewish Family & Community Services, Inc.
Junior League of Birmingham
Keys Area Interdenominational Resources KAIR
Kingdom LIFE Community Services, Inc.
League Against Cancer/Liga Contra el Cancer
Magnolia Point Women’s Club, Inc. d/b/a MPWC
Mayo Clinic
McEberGray Place of Hope Organization, Inc.
McGregor Baptist Food Pantry
Meals on Wheels of Polk County, Inc.
Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee
Miami Rescue Mission
Mission In Action For God, Inc.
Montgomery Area Food Bank
Mount Carmel Academy
MSEO Community Association, Inc.
New Beginnings of Lake County, Inc.
New Life Community Center
Northeast Florida AIDS Network
Nutrition and Wellness Across the Ages, Inc.
One Accord Outreach International Church, Inc.
One Way Deliverance Ministries
Open Door Food Bank, Inc.
Operation Homefront Florida
Operations Productive Endeavor Food Bank
Panama City Rescue Mission
Perdido Bay United Methodist Church
Project Serve
Promise Land Ministries Lighthouse
Quantum House, Inc.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville, Inc.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Florida
Seahorse Mission
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, Inc.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana
Second Harvest North Florida
Seniors First, Inc.
Sis Sheree Marshall and the Bells of Joy Missionary Gospel Group
Social Service Council of the Jewish Federation of Volusia & Flagler Counties, Inc.
St. Petersburg Free Clinic
St. Tammany Cancer Fund
St. Vincent’s HealthCare Foundation
The Cooperative Feeding Program, Inc. dba LifeNet4Families
The First Tee of Jacksonville
The Florida Baptist Children’s Homes
The Hope House Good & Clothing Bank
The Path of Citrus County, Inc.
The Potter’s House Christian Fellowship, Inc.
The Poverello Center, Inc.
The Salvation Army of Melbourne Florida
The Salvation Army of Northeast Florida
The Sanctuary @ Mt. Calvary
The Shepherd Center Tarpon Springs
Treasure Coast Food Bank
Trinity Café
Trinity Rescue Mission
United Negro College Fund, Inc.
United Way of Lake and Sumter Counties, Inc.
United Way of North Central Florida, Inc.
We Care Food Pantry
Wesley House Community Center, Inc.
West Alabama Food Bank
Women in Distress of Broward County, Inc.
Women’s Resource and Empowerment Center

About Winn-Dixie Foundation

Established in 1943, the Winn-Dixie Foundation is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that is dedicated to making each neighborhood Winn-Dixie serves a better place to live. The Foundation awards grants to organizations that support programs and initiatives which help to foster healthy and thriving communities in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi. To learn more about the Winn-Dixie Foundation, please visit

About Winn-Dixie

Winn-Dixie is a subsidiary of BI-LO Holding, which is the ninth-largest traditional supermarket chain in the United States. Under the banner names of BI-LO and Winn-Dixie, the company employs 63,000 team members who serve customers in 689 grocery stores and 371 in-store pharmacies throughout the eight southeastern states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. BI-LO 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 team members, and strong commitments to providing the best possible quality and value to customers. For more information, please visit and


Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc.
Rondel Cuyler, 904-370-7715
904-305-0328 (cell)
St. John & Partners
Todd Lynch, 904-596-2027
904-233-0123 (cell)

Release Summary

The Winn-Dixie Foundation announced today it is investing $1.5 million in neighborhoods across the Southeast through partnerships with 123 nonprofit organizations.


Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc.
Rondel Cuyler, 904-370-7715
904-305-0328 (cell)
St. John & Partners
Todd Lynch, 904-596-2027
904-233-0123 (cell)