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Southeastern Grocers Helps Community With Aid, Recovery

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Southeastern Grocers, together with the SEG Gives Foundation, has expanded its support of Florida customers and employees following the path of destruction from Hurricane Ian.

SEG has reopened nearly all of its Florida stores and has extended its current in-store community donation benefiting the American Red Cross. Winn-Dixie also executed relief efforts this week with distributions of free water, ice, food and cleaning essentials to more than 2,000 families in the impacted areas of Englewood, Port Charlotte and Pine Island.

The grocer launched mobile pharmacies to offer preventive vaccines and essential medications, along with food pantries to provide shelf-stable products, fresh produce, water, ice and essential cleaning supplies in affected areas where stores remain closed.

“Nothing prepares you for seeing Hurricane Ian’s wrath on our communities, but with more than 95 years of experience serving customers in the Southeast, we know firsthand the dangers a hurricane can bring,” said Anthony Hucker, president and CEO of Southeastern Grocers.

“We will continue to support our associates and neighbors in the recovery process with the essentials they need most, along with critical medications to aid the health and wellness of our customers and their families. While the road to recovery may be long, we know Floridians are resilient and we embrace our responsibility to support our communities in the wake of this devastating storm in their time of greatest need. We are stronger together.”

Customers can help equip the nonprofit by donating $1, $5 or by rounding up their grocery bill. Every dollar donated through SEG’s community donation program will support Red Cross Disaster Relief, which provides aid to those affected by disasters across the country, including food, shelter, relief supplies, emotional support, recovery planning and other assistance.

The grocer also donated $250,000 to the American Red Cross earlier this year in preparation for this hurricane season, and more than $815,000 to aid and support disaster relief efforts in 2021.

Customers are encouraged to visit winndixie.com/weather-update, frescoymas.com/weather-update and harveyssupermarkets.com/weather-update for continued updates on store openings and information on alternative store locations while store assessments are being made.

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