Southeastern Grocers donates 1.12M meals to Feeding America


Southeastern Grocers is looking to stamp out hunger in a major way.

The Jacksonville, Fla.-based retailer, parent company of Bi-Lo, Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie, is making a huge donation to Feeding America.

A total of 1,125,000 meals has been donated to the organization in support of Hunger Action Month, as well as a $100,000 donation and 150,000 pounds of food to local communities through mobile food pantry events.

“At Southeastern Grocers, we are dedicated to eliminating hunger in our local communities. As a grocer, it is our responsibility to nourish our communities and be a support system for our neighbors in need,” Anthony Hucker, president and CEO of Southeastern Grocers, said. “This year has been especially difficult for millions of families and our commitment is to help make tomorrow a little brighter for our associates, customers and communities.”

Through its SEG Gives Foundation, the retailer will host six drive-through food pantry events with Feeding America member food banks that will provide fresh produce and shelf-stable foods to those who need it.

In addition, Southeastern Grocers partnered with Kruger Products to provide 1,500 packages of bath tissue to those who need it as well, the company said.

“As families in America are still struggling to put food on their tables, we need support now more than ever,” Blake Thompson, chief supply chain officer at Feeding America, said. “We are grateful to Southeastern Grocers for their long-standing commitment of giving back to communities in need during Hunger Action Month and beyond.”