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Neighborhood grocer teams up with community to support local pediatric care

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Posted at 10:19 PM, Apr 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-02 22:19:10-04

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Winn-Dixie grocery stores parent company has formed a collaborative partnership with eight children’s hospitals, including Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida.

In support of pediatric partners, Southeastern Grocers, Inc. (SEG), parent company and home of Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, together with the SEG Gives Foundation, has launched a community donation program to benefit some of the nation’s top children’s hospitals.

Now through April 20, customers shopping at SEG stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi are encouraged to support their local pediatric care facilities by rounding up their grocery bills to help positively impact the lives of young patients.

“We are a people-first company that is dedicated to supporting our local communities and we are honored to partner with our local health care heroes to serve as committed advocates for the well-being of children and families," said Anthony Hucker, President and CEO of SEG. "We understand the value that local children’s hospitals offer as a beacon of hope to families facing challenging times and a vital community health resource to ensure children of all ages receive specialized, quality care. This is just the beginning of our partnership, and we look forward to building stronger, healthier communities together.”

SEG is proud to partner with the following children’s hospitals in support of their efforts to provide hope and healing to children and families:

· Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children – Orlando

· Children’s of Alabama – Birmingham, Alabama

· Children’s of Mississippi – Gulfport, Mississippi

· Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida – Fort Myers

· Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital – St. Petersburg

· Nicklaus Children’s Hospital – Miami

· Studer Family Children’s Hospital – Pensacola

· Wolfson Children’s Hospital – Jacksonville

Donations received through SEG’s community donation program will be donated directly to the eight children’s hospitals to support each hospital’s pediatric specialties, family-centered support, therapeutic activities, research, child advocacy, and additional programs.