Southeastern Grocers hosts mobile food pantries

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Southeastern Grocers hosts mobile food pantries

As part of Hunger Action Day on Sept. 12, Southeastern Grocers decided to do its part to help fight food insecurity.

In partnership with Feeding America food banks, the Jacksonville, Fla.-based retailer has begun to host several mobile food pantries in the states it serves.

“As a grocer, our greatest responsibility is to provide food to feed families. We take that very seriously and believe it extends beyond those who shop our stores,” Elizabeth Thompson, the EVP and chief people officer of Southeastern Grocers, said. “Millions of people across the seven states we serve are food insecure — these are our beloved communities and our neighbors. It is our honor as a grocer and a community member to join the fight against hunger. Together, we can make a difference.”

During the mobile food pantries, Southeastern Grocers is set to distribute more than $192,000 worth of food to its neighbors in need and provide associates and neighbors the opportunity to serve communities.

The seven cities hosting mobile food banks include Tampa, Fl. on Sept. 11; New Orleans on Sept. 12; Panama City, Fl. on Sept. 19; Gulfport, Miss. On Sept. 21; Lauderhill, Fl. on Sept. 25; Jacksonville, Fl. on Sept. 28; and Mobile, Al. on Oct. 5.

“The Feeding America network is grateful to Southeastern Grocers for giving back to communities in need during Hunger Action Month and beyond,” Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, the CEO of Feeding America, said. “Through mobile events, product donation and financial support, SEG has helped member food banks provide more meals to children and families who struggle to put food on their tables. We are thankful for this partnership in the fight to end hunger.”

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