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08/10/2022

SEG Ramps Up School Donation Program

The grocer's latest effort is aimed at supporting educators and students in more than 400 schools across the Southeast.
Greg Sleter
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Southeastern Grocers (SEG) is launching a community donation program that will benefit more than 420 public schools throughout the Southeast. 

The three week program running through August 30, shoppers at SEG’s stores including Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie are able to round up their grocery bill to the nearest dollar at checkout or by purchasing a reusable Community Bag for $2.99. All funds collected at the register and $1 from each bag purchased will be donated directly to the shore’s local school to support teachers, staff and students. 

As inflationary pressures continue to build and impact our communities, we want to do our part to aid educators and families as they plan for the school year ahead,” said Raymond Rhee, chief people officer at Southeastern Grocers. “We encourage our customers to join us in this effort by rounding up their total grocery bill at checkout to support their neighborhood schools and enrich student programs to cultivate positive learning environments where young minds and hearts can thrive.”

In addition to the fundraising efforts to support local schools, SEG supermarkets are also offering various initiatives to help shoppers save money. These include an added focus on the grocer’s selection of private label products, the ability to earn a $10 digital coupon and its Break from Hunger program that offers a Student Summer Lunch Pack for $2. The grocer’s charitable arm will donate $1 to Feeding America for each purchase of a Break from Hunger meal.