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11/19/2021

Southeastern Grocers to give back during Thanksgiving

The retailer will donate 5,000 turkeys and other Thanksgiving meal essentials through drive-through food distribution events across several communities that it serves.
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With the Thanksgiving holiday just days away, Southeastern Grocers is laying out just how it plans to give back to the communities it serves and its associates.

The retailer recently announced that it would be donating more than 85,000-lb. of turkey, and be closed on Thanksgiving, Nov.25 in celebration of its hardworking associates.

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“As a people-first organization, we are committed to celebrating our hardworking associates and strengthening the communities we serve. The care, commitment and camaraderie displayed by our associates during this difficult year has unified and strengthened our team to be the local grocer our neighbors can count on,” Anthony Hucker, president and CEO of Southeastern Grocers, said. “As a grocer, it is our responsibility to ensure our neighbors in need do not go hungry and it is our hope that our donation brings peace of mind to those in need this holiday season and turns their focus to what is most important — sharing a meal with the ones they love.”

In addition, the company revealed that it will donate 5,000 turkeys and other Thanksgiving meal essentials through drive-through food distribution events across Florida’s Jacksonville, Panama City, Pensacola, Orlando, For Meyers, Tampa and Miami neighborhoods, as well as New Orleans, La.

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Lastly, Southeastern Grocers shared that it will also be donating $150,000 to the USO, which was collected through contributions made by customers and associates via a Veterans Day community donation program.

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