JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Bi-Lo Holdings on Wednesday launched the Paws “Feed the Love” Community Donation Program to benefit area food banks and nonprofit partners dedicated to eliminating hunger for pets in their local communities. Since 2010, the campaign has provided more than 85 tons of pet food for owners in need throughout Bi-Lo’s operating area. Due to its success, Bi-Lo Holdings is expanding the program this year to include all Winn-Dixie stores throughout the Southeast.
“It is awful to imagine, but there are many people with limited financial means who face a difficult dilemma each week: feed themselves or feed their pets,” stated Rondel Hartwell, director of community involvement and charitable giving for Bi-Lo Holdings. “Each year we dedicate countless resources to our area food partners to help feed the hungry. In the month of April we want to do a little more for our furry friends.”
Now through April 29, Bi-Lo and Winn-Dixie customers can purchase a $5 pre-packaged bag of pet food with their My Bi-Lo Bonuscard or Winn-Dixie Reward Card, or give a monetary donation of their choice at any store register. Each bag contains a week’s worth of dry and canned packages of PAWS Premium, Bi-Lo and Winn-Dixie’s own brands of cat and dog food. For every bag purchased, Bi-Lo and Winn-Dixie customers will receive an additional 5 cents per gallon in fuelperks! Rewards.