JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Southeastern Grocers Inc. (SEG), parent company and home of Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, together with the SEG Gives Foundation, is giving back to its communities facing food insecurity ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday by supporting more than 20 mobile food pantry events to distribute over 7,000 turkeys to families and individuals experiencing hunger. To further its commitment to alleviating hunger in the Southeastern communities it serves, SEG is also launching its annual in-store community donation program benefiting Feeding America® – the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization.
The mobile food pantry events are designed to reach communities where the need is most significant, including in its hometown of Jacksonville, the Florida Panhandle, Central Florida, South and Southwest Florida, the New Orleans and Acadiana area and the greater Birmingham, Alabama area. SEG recognizes the importance of coming together during the holiday season and is eager to help families get access to the food they need to enjoy a festive meal together.
Raymond Rhee, Chief People Officer of Southeastern Grocers, said, “We believe in the spirit of giving and the transformative power of gratitude. This is the season to give thanks, and we are honored to share the abundance of the season by distributing turkeys and Thanksgiving meal essentials to families in need. By helping provide nourishment to our neighbors facing food insecurity, we are also fostering a sense of community and togetherness as we embrace the true meaning of the season. Through our ongoing commitment to giving back, we invite our valued customers to join us on this journey as we launch our holiday hunger relief donation program benefiting our long-standing partner Feeding America. Together, we can make this holiday season a special time for all.”
More than 44 million people, including over 13 million children, live in food insecure households, according to Feeding America. To help ensure no one in its communities goes without a warm meal this Thanksgiving, SEG is supporting mobile food pantry events organized by Feeding America partner food banks, including Feeding Northeast Florida, Feeding Tampa Bay, Feeding the Gulf Coast, Feeding South Florida, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana, as well as local nonprofit and military organizations. Community members facing hardship are encouraged to reach out to their local food bank for more information regarding the distribution events and to explore additional resources for sustained assistance.
In the spirit of giving, and to broaden its support during the holidays, SEG is activating its annual holiday hunger relief program to help raise funds and awareness for food insecurity. Now through Dec. 19, Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie customers can help their neighbors in need this holiday season by donating $1, $5 or rounding up their grocery bill. Every cent raised will support Feeding America and partner food banks throughout Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi.
To help customers stuff their carts with savings this holiday season, Winn-Dixie is offering a “Thanks-Winning” holiday meal for under $30,1 providing customers with a traditional Thanksgiving feast, including a 15-pound or less frozen Butterball turkey and SE Grocers sides. The grocer is providing additional savings opportunities by holding down the price on grocery staples with its brand-new seasonal discount program. Winn-Dixie’s new “Price Hold” program lowers prices on more than 1,000 commonly shopped items to help customers stretch their grocery budget more than ever before. Customers can save over 20%2 on average when shopping items marked in blue Price Hold signage throughout Winn-Dixie stores.
In appreciation of the grocer’s associates, all Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie stores will be closed on Thanksgiving Day to give associates a well-deserved day of rest with family and friends. All stores will close as normal Wednesday, Nov. 22 and reopen for regular business hours Friday, Nov. 24.
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.
About SEG Gives Foundation
SEG Gives Foundation is the charitable arm of Southeastern Grocers Inc. (SEG), parent company of Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie stores. The SEG Gives Foundation aligns giving with causes that are priorities to the communities SEG serves, including the fight against hunger, support for military service members and their families, relief to those affected by extreme weather and natural disasters and championing belonging, inclusion and diversity by combating social injustice to bridge the gap of inequities faced by many individuals, families and communities. Southeastern Grocers strives to be ingrained in its communities and, through the SEG Gives Foundation, better the lives of its customers and neighbors.
1 The $30 Thanksgiving meal deal is available at Winn-Dixie stores only. Price is based on 15-pound or less Butterball Grade A frozen turkey (limit 1 per customer) at $0.99 per pound, and includes SE Grocers Stuffing (6 ounces), SE Grocers Yams Cut Sweet Potatoes (29 ounces), SE Grocers Small Early Peas (15-15.25 ounces), SE Grocers Canned Corn or SE Grocers Canned Cut Green Beans (14.2-15.2 ounces), SE Grocers Cranberry Sauce (14 ounces), SE Grocers Brown and Serve Rolls (11 ounces) and an 8-inch Pumpkin Pie from the bakery. The meal deal price does not include tax or kitchen staples such as butter, flour, salt, pepper, etc. See store for details.
2 Terms and Conditions apply. See in-store for details.