Southeastern Grocers Announces Donation of $225,000 for Children’s Hospitals Ahead of National Cancer Research Month

Staff Report

Friday, April 28th, 2023

Southeastern Grocers Inc. (SEG), parent company and home of Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, today announced the donation of $225,000 to nine Southeast children’s hospitals ahead of National Cancer Research Month.

The funds raised in support of the facilities’ specialized care and emergency services was made possible thanks to generous Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie customers and associates who donated $1, $5 or rounded up their total grocery bill while shopping at their neighborhood stores. All donations made during the grocer’s two-week community donation program will go toward each facility’s pediatric specialty programs, family centered support, therapeutic activities, research, child advocacy and other vital programs.

Raymond Rhee, Chief People Officer for Southeastern Grocers, said, “We recognize the critical importance of supporting the most vulnerable members of our communities – children. We are committed to making a positive impact in the communities we serve, and we know supporting the health and well-being of our youth is essential for building a brighter future for all. With this donation, we hope the hospitals much-needed resources are now attainable, allowing these vital institutions to continue to make a positive impact on the lives of local children in need and their families.”

The contributions made during SEG’s community donation program will be donated directly to the following nine children’s hospitals:

  • Wolfson Children’s Hospital (Jacksonville)

  • Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children (Orlando)

  • Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida (Fort Myers)

  • Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital (St. Petersburg)

  • Nicklaus Children’s Hospital (Miami)

  • Studer Family Children’s Hospital (Pensacola)

  • Children’s of Alabama (Birmingham, Alabama)

  • Children’s of Mississippi (Gulfport, Mississippi)

  • Ochsner Hospital for Children (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Since the program’s inception in 2021, SEG has raised more than $1 million for its children’s hospital partners and remains committed to providing ongoing support to deserving hospitals in the communities it serves.