Southeastern Grocers, Inc., parent company and home of Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, together with the SEG Gives Foundation, last week announced a collaborative partnership with eight children’s hospitals throughout the Southeast.
In support of the pediatric partners, the grocer has launched a community donation program to benefit some of the nation’s top children’s hospitals. Through April 20, customers at all Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi are encouraged to support the pediatric care facilities by rounding up their grocery bills to help positively impact the lives of young patients.
Anthony Hucker, President and CEO of Southeastern Grocers, said, “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. 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 has partnered 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
In addition to building partnerships with these eight hospitals, SEG has also supported Ochsner Hospital for Children in Louisiana since 2017. The grocer has worked with the hospital on multifaceted programs, cultural events, community outreach and donation programs and has donated more than $260,000 to Ochsner Hospital for Children to date.
SEG is dedicated to expanding its pediatric partnerships to provide ongoing support to deserving hospitals in communities across the Southeast. 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.