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Southeastern Grocers’ $30K donation supports Louisiana investments

The retailer donated $30,000 to Krewe of Red Beans, which provides relief to local musicians and artists who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Southeastern Grocers is showing support for its investments in the state of Louisiana by donating $30,000 to Krewe of Red Beans.

The donation, which supports its Feed the Second Line initiative, helps provide relief to local musicians and artists who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Donations were collected via contributions made by customers and associates who rounded their grocery bill total or made a donation of their choice at Louisiana Winn-Dixie stores as part of the grocer’s Carnival season community donation program, the company said.

“We’re grateful for our ongoing partnership with Krewe of Red Beans and proud to support the great work they do to shine light on Louisiana’s traditions and the people that bring them to life,” Joey Medina, regional vice president of Winn-Dixie, said. “Local musicians and artists are at the center of Louisiana’s rich heritage, and we are honored to help provide essential support to our culture bearers when they need it the most. At Winn-Dixie, our Louisiana roots run deep and we remain committed to the people of this state — whether it's lifting them up in times of great need or providing quality products to make groceries — we’re the neighbor they can always count on.”

In addition to the charitable act, the retailer recently opened four newly remodeled stores in the state’s Baton Rouge, Destrehan and Franklinton neighborhoods in March.

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The remodeled locations include Siegen Lane Winn-Dixie at 6601 Siegen Lane in Baton Rouge, Coursey Boulevard Winn-Dixie at 13002 Coursey Blvd. in Baton Rouge, Destrehan Winn-Dixie at 12519 Arline Highway in Destrehan and Franklinton Winn-Dixie at 731 Washington Street in Franklinton.

Each location was designed to provide shoppers with an enriched experience that offers a wide selection of local products and includes such enhancements as updated farm-fresh produce departments, easy lunch and dinner options, natural and organic selections, and homegrown favorites, the company said.

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