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Southeastern Grocers Donates 820K Meals To Feeding America

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Jacksonville, Florida-based Southeastern Grocers, together with the SEG Gives Foundation, donated more than 820,000 meals to local Feeding America network food banks to help alleviate food insecurity in underserved communities during September’s Hunger Action Month.

As people are confronted with impossible choices between food and other necessities, SEG and the SEG Gives Foundation provided monetary contributions totaling $70,000 to seven Feeding America network food banks, and hosted seven mobile food pantry events throughout the Southeast, providing more than 150,000 pounds of fresh produce and shelf-stable products to local communities in need.

“Through our powerful partnership with Feeding America and its network of local food banks, we can touch the lives of thousands of families, children and individuals facing food insecurity as we take action in the fight against hunger this Hunger Action Month and beyond,” said Raymond Rhee, chief people officer of Southeastern Grocers.

Lauren Biedron, VP of corporate partnerships at Feeding America, said, “We are tremendously grateful to our long-standing partner, Southeastern Grocers, for their ongoing commitment to fighting hunger and creating a brighter future for our neighbors in need. We look forward to continuing our partnership and working together to provide nourishing meals during Hunger Action Month.”

Feeding America’s Hunger Action Month is held every September and is dedicated to raising awareness of the hunger crisis nationwide. SEG has a long-standing partnership with Feeding America, and donated more than 18.6 million meals last year to help alleviate hunger.

Earlier this summer, the grocer donated $140,000 to seven Feeding America network food banks in support of its Summer Hunger initiative and an additional $100,000 as part of the grocer’s Break from Hunger program which provided low-cost, nutritious meals to children 17 and younger.

Southeastern Grocers, parent company and home of Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, is a large conventional supermarket company in the U.S. The company’s grocery stores, liquor stores and in-store pharmacies serve communities throughout Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi.

For more information, visit segrocers.com.

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