Winn-Dixie parent company buys groceries for healthcare professionals, first responders at all stores
Last night, Southeastern Grocers surprised community heroes by paying for their groceries during healthcare professionals and first responders shopping hour at all grocery store, including Winn-Dixie stores in Mississippi.
The community heroes shopping in all Winn-Dixie, BI-LO, Fresco y Más, and Harveys Supermarket stores throughout seven states in the Southeast were surprised with a $0 grocery total at the register.
Anthony Hucker, President and CEO of Southeastern Grocers, said, “Southeastern Grocers is dedicated to being there for the community when they need us the most, and we believe there is no better time than now to show acts of kindness…”
Southeastern Grocers was moved by the recent generosity of well-known filmmaker and actor Tyler Perry.
Perry partnered with Winn-Dixie on Wednesday, April 8 during the senior and high-risk shopping hour to purchase groceries for customers at all 29 Louisiana stores.
The actor spoke out about the importance of positivity during this time and how even small acts of kindness can spread hope and unite communities.
In addition to Southeastern Grocers giving back to health care professionals and first responders, the SEG Gives Foundation donated $250,000 to Feeding America® in March to help its network of food banks provide much-needed support to those currently facing food insecurity throughout all communities in the Southeast.
The grocer is also offering more than 5,000 positions to individuals who have been affected by restricted working hours or job loss as a result of mandated store and restaurant closures due to COVID-19.