Southeastern Grocers raises more than $2.3M for Folds of Honor
Southeastern Grocers is making a hefty donation to Folds of Honor.
The Jacksonville, Fla.-based retailer announced that more than $2.3 million would be donated to support the nonprofit’s mission of providing educational scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service members.
“We are so proud of our amazing associates, customers and partners who continue to go above and beyond to provide unwavering support to families in need throughout the communities we serve. It is because of their kindness and generosity that this has been a record-breaking donation campaign that will provide more than 450 educational scholarships to families of America’s fallen or disabled military servicemen and servicewomen,” Anthony Hucker, president and CEO of Southeastern Grocers, said. “We are grateful to all the heroes who serve our country and honored to partner with Folds of Honor to give back to these heroic families.”
The donation was raised through contributions from the retailer’s charitable foundation, valued partners and both in-store and virtual customer donations.
The program, which began on May 20, kicked off with a $100,000 pledge from the SEG Gives Foundation and a $50,000 donation from Coca-Cola, the company said.
“We are in awe of the support that Southeastern Grocers and its customers have shown for our military families,” Lt. Col. Dan Rooney, CEO and founder of Folds of Honor, said. “We understand these are uncertain times and cannot thank the most patriotic grocery store in America and its generous community enough for this life-changing support and continued partnership.”