Southeastern Grocers Continues to Fight Hunger with More Than 3.6 Million Meals Donated to Feeding America This Summer 1

This summer, Southeastern Grocers’ loyal customers and associates banded
together to combat hunger in their local communities. With their
dedicated support, Southeastern Grocers, Inc. (SEG), parent company of
BI-LO, Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie stores, together
with the SEG Gives Foundation, raised nearly $218,000 through an
in-store Hunger Relief Program. In partnership with 25 Feeding America®
local food banks, the grocer also provided more than $150,000 in fresh
produce and shelf-stable SE Grocers products to food insecure
communities in which it serves.

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Recognizing the ongoing need to fight hunger in local communities, SEG
Gives Foundation activated a two-week, company-wide Hunger Relief
Program in all stores from June 27 through July 10, inviting customers
to help in the fight against hunger by donating during checkout. The
Hunger Relief Program also allowed Southeastern Grocers associates the
opportunity to positively impact their local communities by volunteering
with partner food banks at mobile pantries throughout the Southeast.

“We want to recognize and thank our generous customers and associates
for their contributions to this important cause through our Feeding
America partner food banks,” said Anthony Hucker, President and CEO
of Southeastern Grocers. “We care passionately about the deep
impacts of food insecurity in our communities and we were proud to
implement the Hunger Relief Program to raise funds in our stores,
provide meals through mobile pantries and food donations to serve those
who struggle to put food on their tables, especially over the summer. We
are committed to being a company that our associates, customers and
communities can always count on.”

“Thank you Southeastern Grocers for engaging the community to fight
hunger,” said Matt Knott, President of Feeding America. “The
summer is a key time to support families in need. By utilizing their
customers and associates to raise awareness and funds, SEG continues to
be a critical partner in the fight to end hunger for their communities.”

The SEG Gives Foundation will continue to support its official
partnership with Feeding America through various initiatives that foster
strong relationships between stores and local food banks, including
volunteer efforts throughout its footprint and continued contributions.
Since 2005, more than 175 million pounds of food has been donated from
BI-LO, Fresco y Más, Harveys and Winn-Dixie stores through the grocers’
ongoing Food Rescue program. Customers can also find additional
information on the partnership between SEG Gives Foundation and Feeding
America® at,,

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,,

About SEG Gives Foundation

SEG Gives Foundation is the charitable arm of Southeastern Grocers,
parent company of BI-LO, Fresco y Más, Harveys and Winn-Dixie
supermarkets. SEG Gives Foundation aligns our giving with the causes
that are important to the communities we serve, including the fight
against hunger and relief to those affected by extreme weather and
natural disasters.

About Feeding America

Feeding America® is the largest hunger-relief organization in the United
States. Through a network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and
meal programs, we provide meals to more than 46 million people each
year. Feeding America also supports programs that prevent food waste and
improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public
about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects
people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and
government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer.
Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger. Visit,
find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

1 One dollar donated can provide at least 10 meals to
families in need, according to

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