Southeastern Grocers, parent company and home of Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, together with customers and associates, is donating more than $461,900 to eight children’s hospitals in the Southeast.
As part of its ongoing commitment to serve local communities, SEG launched a community donation program on March 31 to support some of the nation’s top children’s medical facilities. Customers at all Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi rounded up their grocery bills to the nearest dollar to benefit the eight pediatric care facilities.
“We are tremendously proud to be part of a community of associates, customers and partners that care passionately about our neighbors in need. It is because of their kindness and generosity that we are able to support our local children’s hospitals with a donation that will truly make a difference and offer hope to families going through trying times. Through this donation, we continue to build stronger, healthier communities, together,” said Anthony Hucker, president and CEO of Southeastern Grocers.
The donations received through SEG’s community donation program will be given directly to the following facilities to support each one’s pediatric specialties, family centered support, therapeutic activities, research, child advocacy and additional programs:
- Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children – Orlando;
- Children’s of Alabama – Birmingham, Alabama;
- Children’s of Mississippi – Gulfport, Mississippi;
- Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida – Fort Myers;
- Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital – St. Petersburg;
- Nicklaus Children’s Hospital – Miami;
- Studer Family Children’s Hospital – Pensacola; and
- Wolfson Children’s Hospital – Jacksonville.
As a people first organization, this community donation program benefiting the eight facilities is an expansion of SEG’s commitment to serving its young neighbors in need. SEG is also a partner of Ochsner Hospital for Children and has donated more than $260,000 to the hospital since the beginning of their partnership in 2017.