News Release: Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Nov. 21, 2013) —Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., launched its Holiday Hunger Relief Program to help eliminate hunger in local communities this holiday season. From now through Dec. 24, Winn-Dixie customers can help provide meals for families in need by donating at any store register when they purchase groceries.
“We want the holidays to be a time of joy and thankfulness for everyone we serve in our communities,” said Mary Kellmanson, Winn-Dixie’s senior vice president of marketing. “Our partnership with Feeding America offers a meaningful way for the community to come together and support our neighbors.”
Contributions of any size will make a significant impact in battling hunger this season. Every dollar donated goes directly to local Feeding America food banks in the communities that Winn-Dixie serves. Thousands of local families will benefit from these donations and receive fresh, nutritious foods.
The 17 food banks benefiting from the Holiday Hunger Relief Program include:
Winn-Dixie has a rich history of supporting its neighborhoods and communities through foundation, company and vendor supported charitable donations and programs. The Summer Hunger Relief Backpack Program is designed to enhance that giving by building stronger, healthier communities.
The company’s associates don’t just work in the stores, they and their families live in these communities and together are passionate about making them great places to live every day. Winn-Dixie encourages customers to address the needs in their communities by making donations at store registers as they do their grocery shopping. Give a dollar. Help fill a backpack.
Winn-Dixie is a subsidiary of Bi-Lo Holdings, which is the ninth-largest traditional supermarket chain in the United States. Under the banner names of BI-LO and Winn-Dixie, the company employs nearly 60,000 associates who serve customers in 686 grocery stores and 482 in-store pharmacies throughout the eight southeastern states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. BI-LO and Winn-Dixie are well-known and well-respected regional brands with deep heritages, strong neighborhood ties, proud histories of giving back, talented and loyal associates, and strong commitments to providing the best possible quality and value to customers. For more information, please visit www.bi-lo.com and www.winn-dixie.com.