Community


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 our charity pillars, providing support to the causes that are important to the communities we serve. We fight hunger in our communities and provide relief to those affected by a natural disaster.


Fighting Hunger

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 2017, we donated over 23 million pounds of food – which is more than 19 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.


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.

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LOCAL SOURCING

Local Sourcing Policy | Fresh Produce

Collage of local farmers and Winn-Dixie associate in the produce department.

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.



Statitistics on our produce sales. 125+ suppliers are from the southeast. 150 fruits & vegetables sourced from the southeast. 577+ stores sell local organics. 1 million+ pounds of local strawberries sold each month. 1.1 million pounds of local red potatoes sold per month.

 

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.


We buy local in all 7 southeastern states we operate in. Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, South Carolina and North Carolina.

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