JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Winn-Dixie has donated $1,050,000 to 39 nonprofit community organizations throughout the Southeast in the past week.
The $25,000 donations were made at events during a five-stop “Better Holidays…Better Communities” tour of the Jacksonville-based grocer’s operating area. In addition to the cash donations, Winn-Dixie Stores donated $75,000 worth of food filling several truckloads to regional food banks in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Jacksonville.
“For more than 80 years, Winn-Dixie has been known as the company with a heart,” said Peter Lynch, Winn-Dixie’s president, chief executive officer and chairman of the board. “During the past week, we continued that tradition by donating funds from our Foundation to worthy organizations that share our goal of improving the lives of families in the neighborhoods we serve.”
Some of the organizations that received the donations were: the Toys for Tots organization in Jacksonville; the United Negro College Fund in Orlando, Miami, New Orleans, and Jacksonville; and the Boy Scouts of America in Orlando.