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Southeastern Grocers Donates 7,850 Thanksgiving Turkeys to Feed Hungry Families

November 15, 2019 GMT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 15, 2019--

Southeastern Grocers, Inc. (SEG), the parent company and home of BI-LO, Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, will donate 7,850 frozen turkeys to communities throughout the Southeast to help feed the one in eight people who will struggle with hunger this Thanksgiving holiday.

The donation will provide approximately 117,750 pounds of turkey and millions of vital meals to hungry families throughout the BI-LO, Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie footprints. Given the increasing need in the communities it serves, Southeastern Grocers has committed nearly triple the amount of donated turkeys compared to last year.

In partnership with passionate community leaders and non-profit organizations, 19 turkey donation events will be held in the following cities to distribute donations:

Elizabeth Thompson, EVP and Chief People Officer of Southeastern Grocers, said, “At Southeastern Grocers, we are committed to helping the millions of families who struggle with food insecurity. This year, we have already donated more than 15.2 million pounds of food in the fight against hunger and we are not stopping. This Thanksgiving, we are tripling our Thanksgiving turkey donations to provide more than 98,000 meals on Thanksgiving Day to families in need across the Southeast. We hope that this donation will bring millions of people together to celebrate this special day with loved ones.”

Southeastern Grocers will also offer incredible deals on Thanksgiving turkeys, hams and holiday meal essentials. Leading up to the holiday, BI-LO, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie stores will offer a Price Match Promise to match any locally advertised Grade A Frozen Turkey price .1 This savings will allow customers to spend more time with family and less time shopping for their grocery essentials.

In addition, now through Nov. 26, all BI-LO, Fresco y Más and Harveys Supermarket pharmacy customers can also receive a FREE Honeysuckle Frozen Turkey when they receive a no-cost 2 flu shot at any in-store pharmacy with a qualified grocery purchase of $30 or more, while supplies last. From Nov. 20-26, all Winn-Dixie in-store pharmacies will offer a similar deal for a free Honeysuckle Frozen Turkey to customers who receive a no-cost 2 flu shot.

All BI-LO, Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie stores will open at their normal hours and close at 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. In-store pharmacies will be closed during the holiday.

About Southeastern Grocers

Southeastern Grocers, Inc. (SEG), parent company and home of BI-LO, Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, is one of the largest conventional supermarket companies in the U.S. SEG grocery stores, liquor stores and in-store pharmacies serve communities throughout the seven southeastern states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina. BI-LO, Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie are well-known and well-respected regional brands with deep heritages, strong neighborhood ties, proud histories of giving back, talented and caring associates and strong commitments to providing the best possible quality and value to customers. For more information, visit www.bi-lo.com, www.frescoymas.com, www.harveyssupermarkets.com and www.winndixie.com.

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1Must provide valid local competitor ad, limit two, price valid with rewards.
2With most insurance plans, see pharmacy for details.

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CONTACT: For SEG interviews or images contact:                                   

Kaley Shaffer

Sr. Manager, Consumer Communications and Community Affairs

Cell: (904) 612-9441

media@segrocers.com 

KEYWORD: MISSISSIPPI ALABAMA GEORGIA FLORIDA SOUTH CAROLINA LOUISIANA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SUPERMARKET PHILANTHROPY WOMEN SENIORS FOOD/BEVERAGE OTHER PHILANTHROPY MEN RETAIL FAMILY FOUNDATION CONSUMER

SOURCE: Southeastern Grocers, Inc.

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