JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Southeastern Grocers Inc. (SEG), parent company and home of Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, is deepening its unwavering commitment to belonging, inclusion and diversity (BID) with its newly formed associate resource group – Mobility, Support, Accessibility and Inclusion in the Community (MOSAIC). The purpose of MOSAIC is to educate, advocate and celebrate SEG associates of all abilities by sharing experiences, providing educational training around disabilities, and advocating for disability diversity, equality, inclusion and accessibility.
In support of its ongoing commitment to BID, and to further foster and promote a culture that embraces people of all abilities, SEG proudly donated $5,000 to The Jericho School for Children with Autism, a private nonprofit school that provides vital student resources and education programs for North Florida children with autism and other developmental disabilities.
Raymond Rhee, Chief People Officer for Southeastern Grocers, said, “Celebrating our diverse associates, customers and communities includes people of all abilities. It cultivates an environment that champions inclusion and belonging inside our stores and in the unique neighborhoods we serve. That's why our support of The Jericho School for Children with Autism, its students and staff is a natural launch of our MOSAIC associate resource group. We believe in fostering partnerships that not only empower our associates, but also enrich the lives of those around us. We are building a mosaic of diversity, unity and opportunity for all – and that’s what winning together looks like.”
The grocer announced the newly formed associate resource group at its annual WeSEG Conference, an engaging and interactive forum held virtually for all SEG associates to empower them with fresh perspectives and calls to action as inclusive leaders and allies. MOSAIC is 1 of 9 associate resource groups created to support and celebrate SEG’s diverse associates, customers and communities, while cultivating an environment that champions inclusion and belonging within SEG and the unique neighborhoods it serves. The grocer’s other associate resource groups include: Women’s Development Network, Emerging Leaders, SEG Pride, Pa’lante, African Americans FOCUS, ASPIRE, Military Families and Working Parents Network.
Through its continued commitment to belonging, inclusion and diversity, SEG also recently accepted applications from nonprofits throughout the Southeast for its 2023 Romay Davis Belonging, Inclusion and Diversity Grant. The grant, ranging from $5,000 to $25,000, supports organizations that work to address racial disparities in education, health care and food insecurity, while building a more inclusive and equitable future for all. Recipient nonprofit organizations will be announced following the grant namesake’s 104th birthday celebration on Oct. 29. Since its inception in 2020, SEG’s Romay Davis Belonging, Inclusion and Diversity Grant has provided more than $685,000 in funding to qualified nonprofits to elevate underserved communities throughout Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi.
About Southeastern Grocers
Southeastern Grocers Inc. (SEG), parent company and home of Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, is an omnichannel retailer and one of the largest conventional supermarket companies in the U.S., serving customers in brick-and-mortar grocery stores, liquor stores and in-store pharmacies as well as online with convenient grocery delivery and curbside pickup throughout Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi. Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie are well-known and well-respected regional brands with deep heritages, strong neighborhood ties, proud histories of giving back, talented and caring associates and a strong commitment to providing the best possible quality and value to customers. For more information, visit www.frescoymas.com, www.harveyssupermarkets.com and www.winndixie.com.