Southeastern Grocers Inc., parent company of Winn-Dixie grocery stores, together with the SEG Gives Foundation, has launched a new “Break From Hunger” program to provide accessible, healthful meal options to ensure no child goes hungry.
Now through Labor Day, customers and associates age 17 and younger can purchase a specially prepared “Student Summer Lunch Pack” meal box at any Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket or Winn-Dixie deli department for only $2.
According to Feeding America®, one in six children across the United States may experience food insecurity. As the back-to-school season approaches, it is crucial to help alleviate this issue. Insufficient nutrition can damage a child’s growth and development and negatively impact the child’s ability to thrive in academic and social situations.
Offering the “Student Summer Lunch Packs” at a low cost through its “Break From Hunger” program allows Southeastern Grocers to expand their support for combating hunger in the Southeast and provide relief to customers at a time when it’s needed the most. The nourishing meal boxes will include either a ham or turkey sandwich, chips, a fresh fruit item, and a bottle of water.
Customers can simply request a “Student Summer Lunch Pack” from the deli at any local Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket or Winn-Dixie store. The SEG Gives Foundation will also donate $1 to Feeding America for each purchase of a “Break From Hunger” meal, with the goal of donating the equivalent of 1 million meals into the community in partnership with Feeding America network food banks.
— Compiled by Interim Business Editor Noah Hertz