Southeastern Grocers kicks off donation program supporting children’s hospitals
The retailer is encouraging customers across Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi to round up their grocery bills to the nearest dollar to raise funds for pediatric care.
Southeastern Grocers is partnering with nine children’s hospitals across the southeast to raise funds for pediatric care in recognition of National Cancer Research Month.
The Jacksonville, Fla.-based retailer, which parent company of Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, is encouraging customers across Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi to round up their grocery bills to the nearest dollar.
Donations made during the three-week community program, which runs through May 17, will directly and positively impact young patients and their families by promoting health and healing, the company said.
“At Southeastern Grocers, we strive to be the neighbor our neighbors can count on, especially during their most trying times. Children’s hospitals serve as vital community health resources and offer a beacon of hope for young patients and families on their journey to healing,” said Anthony Hucker, President and CEO of Southeastern Grocers. “We are committed to supporting our local pediatric care facilities to ensure all children receive the specialized, quality care they need as we work together to build stronger, healthier communities.”
Contributions collected during Southeastern Grocers’ community donation program will be donated to support nine children’s hospitals’ pediatric specialties, family-centered support, therapeutic activities, child advocacy and other vital programs, the company said.
Hospitals that will receive the donations include Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla.; Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Orlando, Fla.; Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida in Fort Meyers; John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla.; Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami; Studer Family Children’s Hospital in Pensacola, Fla.; Children’s of Alabama in Birmingham; Children’s of Mississippi in Gulfort; and Ochsner Hospital for Children in New Orleans.