Last updated on November 8th, 2018 at 03:19 pm
To salute America’s veterans, military and military families, Southeastern Grocers Inc. (SEG), parent company and home of BI-LO, Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, has entered a community partnership with Folds of Honor to celebrate America’s fallen heroes and their families. In addition, an 11 percent discount on qualifying grocery purchases will be offered to veterans and active military this Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
Now through Nov. 12, customers can join Southeastern Grocers to honor veterans, military and their families by making a donation to Folds of Honor while shopping at any Bi-Lo, Harveys Supermarket or Winn-Dixie store. By standing with Folds of Honor, Southeastern Grocers and customers are honoring the sacrifice of fallen and disabled servicemen and women by providing educational scholarships for the spouses and children left behind in the pursuit to protect American freedoms.
Anthony Hucker, president and CEO of Southeastern Grocers, said, “Those who have served our country have made sacrifices that can never be fully repaid. At Southeastern Grocers, we are committed to honoring those sacrifices and we’re very proud to partner with Folds of Honor as we honor veterans, military and military families leading up to Veterans Day.”
Maj. Dan Rooney, founder and CEO of Folds of Honor, said, “Supporting military families through educational opportunities takes a team effort. It is because of the commitments from the great patriotic partners, Southeastern Grocers associates and customers, that we’re able to continue to carry out our mission at Folds of Honor.”
The Southeast has some of the largest military veteran populations in the country, with more than 4.1 million retired military men and women living in the seven states Southeastern Grocers serves. In the Southeast alone, Folds of Honor has awarded nearly 1,500 scholarships and over $6.5 million in life-changing scholarships to deserving U.S. military families this fall.
Southeastern Grocers has also pledged to donate $1 to the United Service Organization (USO) for every dozen premium roses and Celebrate America Bouquets sold between Nov. 7-13.