Company Wide Community Involvement
SEG Gives is the charitable arm of Southeastern Grocers, parent company of BI-LO, Fresco y Más, Harveys and Winn-Dixie supermarkets and the Southeastern Grocers Foundation, a 501(c)(3) entity dedicated to supporting the communities we serve and the causes that impact our customers. SEG Gives aligns our giving with three charity pillars, providing support to the causes that are important to the communities we serve. We support our nation’s service men, women and their families; fight hunger in our communities; and provide relief to those affected by a natural disaster.
Southeastern Grocers is committed to fighting food insecurity in our communities through our Food Rescue and Bread Donation programs, in partnership with Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity.
In 2016, we donated over 21 million pounds of food – which is more than 17 million meals for food insecure families in our community.
We’ve launched our Bread Donation program, which allows customers to join us in the fight against hunger. For an entire year, we are donating five cents to Feeding America for every loaf of SE Grocers sandwich bread sold. Simply by shopping with us, customers can share our commitment to the community.
We are invested in supporting our veterans and their families. Last year alone, Southeastern Grocers donated more than $2.3 million dollars to our partner charity Hope for the Warriors, helping to provide services for more than 2,250 service members and their families.
Helping Communities in Need
Southeastern Grocers has a long-standing partnership with the American Red Cross, spanning more than 50 years of donation totaling more than $10 million dollars.
In 2016, the Southeastern Grocers Foundation matched the donation of our generous customers for a total donation of $565,393 to support those affected by the historic flooding in Louisiana.
Inspiring Healthy Living
Southeastern Grocers is committed to fuel, coach and inspire physical activity and healthy lifestyles with our SEG Sports initiative.
The Southeast is home to some of the world's most premier and established athletes, and Southeastern Grocers has a rich history of over 30 years of partnering with iconic athletic programs, winning nearly 100 national championships, with presence on the world stage.
Local Sourcing Policy | Fresh Produce
Our home in the southeast is a beautiful, living garden and we treasure all that it has to offer our customers. With more than 90 years of experience in the southeast, we know how to pick the freshest produce, with the best flavors, and at just the perfect time of year.
We embrace our great responsibility to our customers, our associates and our environment when sourcing our fresh produce. Whenever possible, we source this produce from local farms and orchards, giving our customers an opportunity to support other members of the local community.
We partner with the families and farms that have harvested the land for generations, because they know what our customers love and share our commitment to stunning quality.
We work with our growers to provide a high standard of fresh produce planting, growing and harvesting.
All of our produce is inspected by our growers, by our distribution centers and by our stores to provide the best quality product we can for our customers.
Southeastern Grocers’ organic products are sourced from certified organic farmers who follow the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines for organic farming, ensuring their crops are grown without synthetic herbicides or pesticides.
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