Jacksonville, Florida-based Southeastern Grocers has begun a community donation program to help raise funds and awareness for food insecurity in support of Feeding America.
The grocer’s holiday hunger relief program will aid the nonprofit in its efforts to help food insecure communities during the holidays.
Through Dec. 27, Southeastern Grocers’ customers can give by donating $1, $5 or rounding up their grocery bills.
“As a grocer committed to feeding our local communities, we believe everyone should have the opportunity to celebrate the holidays and enjoy a meal with their loved ones,” said Raymond Rhee, chief people officer.
“At Southeastern Grocers, we put people first, always. That means providing great savings to our customers who shop in our stores, as well as supporting our community members that may not know from where their next meal will come. We are grateful for our partnership with Feeding America and the privilege to help so many of our neighbors in need.”
Southeastern Grocers, together with the SEG Gives Foundation, hosted 13 food distribution events throughout its communities to give away more than 7,000 frozen turkeys, as well as holiday meal staples.
Additionally, Southeastern Grocers donated $100,000 to the USO in support of the organization’s mission to strengthen America’s military members by keeping them connected to family, home and country throughout their service. The donation was made possible by customers and employees during the grocer’s two-week community donation program in recognition of Veterans Day.
Through Jan. 1, customers can enjoy discounts on more than 150 everyday items and save an average of 15 percent as part of the grocer’s Holiday Down Down program. People can also shop online and have their orders delivered to their doorsteps in as little as two hours.
By shopping through each grocer’s respective rewards app or website, customers will receive the same benefits of in-store pricing, deals and promotions with the convenience of delivery. Orders of $35 or more will automatically receive free delivery, for a limited time.
All Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores will be closed Thanksgiving Day. Stores will close as normal on Nov. 23 and open for regular business hours Nov. 25.