Southeastern Grocers Inc., parent company and home of Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, recently announced the donation of $1,255,000 to Folds of Honor.
The grocer held its fifth annual community donation program from May 25 through July 5 in support of the organization and its mission to provide educational scholarships to the children and spouses of America’s fallen and disabled service members.
Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie customers were invited to show their support for United States military heroes and their loved ones by donating $1, $5 or simply rounding up their total grocery bill to the nearest dollar during the six-week campaign.
For the last three weeks of the campaign, the grocer further supported the mission with the addition of Military Mondays. Each Monday from June 20 through July 4, the SEG Gives Foundation matched weekend in-store donations, up to $100,000 for a total commitment of $300,000.
Every cent donated during the campaign will go directly to Folds of Honor to provide more than 250 educational scholarships for spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service members.
Scholarships awarded through Folds of Honor provide private education tuition and tutoring for children in grades K-12, along with higher-education tuition assistance for children, spouses and dependents.
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— Compiled by Business Editor Joe Crews