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05/23/2022

Southeastern Grocers donates $395K to children’s hospitals across the southeast

In recognition of National Cancer Research Month, SEG’s generous customers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi rounded up their grocery bills to support young patients and their families.
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Southeastern Grocers' parent company and home of Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores has donated $395,000 to nine children’s hospitals across the southeast.

In recognition of National Cancer Research Month, SEG’s generous customers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi rounded up their grocery bills to support young patients and their families during the most trying time of their lives. The funds will be used to benefit local pediatric care facilities and their vital programs, including pediatric specialties, family-centered support, therapeutic activities, research and child advocacy.

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“We are amazed time and time again by the incredible generosity displayed by our associates and customers who continually lift up their neighbors in need, and we are inspired by their kindness,” said Anthony Hucker, president and CEO of Southeastern Grocers.

“Our children’s hospital partners do incredible work every day to positively impact the lives of their youngest patients and families by providing not only resources, but hope, when it is needed most," Hucker said. “At Southeastern Grocers, we care passionately about the health and wellness of our associates, customers and communities, and we will continue to partner with like-minded organizations to build stronger, healthier communities together.”

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The contributions made during SEG’s three-week community donation program benefit the following nine children’s hospitals:

  • Wolfson Children’s Hospital (Jacksonville)
  • Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children (Orlando)
  • 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)
  • Children’s of Alabama (Birmingham, Ala.)
  • Children’s of Mississippi (Gulfport, Miss.)
  • Ochsner Hospital for Children (New Orleans)

Since the program’s inception in 2021, SEG has raised more than $856,900 for its children’s hospital partners and remains committed to providing ongoing support to deserving hospitals in the communities it serves across the southeast.

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