Winn Dixie giving back to community in support of Black History Month

Winn-Dixie is giving back! The grocery store chain is dedicated to supporting the communities they serve.

A little change can make a world of difference. Starting February 3rd and ending March 2nd, local Winn-Dixie grocery stores are asking customers to round up their change as a donation toward their Black History Month fundraiser.

Employee Frederica Smith tells News 25 she is happy to be part of a company committed to helping the people around them. “We like to give back to the community. We like to have people to know that we care about the community that we are in. To honor the accomplishments, that are often neglected, by black Americans in our history.”

To honor 101-year-old Winn Dixie associate Romay Davis, the Southeastern Grocers Inc, named the grant ‘Romay Davis Belonging, Inclusion, and Diversity.’ Her honor inspires the future generations. Davis is a World War II veteran.

Winn Dixie gives to local organizations all year round for the month of February each store is hoping to reach a goal of $2,000.

If each store reaches their $2,000 goal, the grocery chain will reach their donation goal of $100,000, going toward helping overcome racial inequality in healthcare, education, and food insecurity. Customer Service Manager Marva Hawkins said, “Last year, we ended up with over $3.7 million that we donated to different organizations. We also collect food for a food bank and they come twice a week to all the Winn-Dixies to feed the hungry.”

Winn-Dixie has helped with disaster relief, fighting hunger and partnered with the American Heart Association and military families.  “Winn Dixie has always been there for the community.”

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