Southeastern Grocers Launches Donation Program to Aid Louisiana

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  • Grocer to support historic flood recovery effort with American
    Red Cross
  • Nearly 750 stores across the Southeast able to take donations
  • Southeastern Grocers to match customer donations dollar for
    dollar

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As communities across Louisiana and Mississippi struggle through
historic flooding, Southeastern Grocers would like to extend heartfelt
sympathy to those fighting during this flood, working in recovery and to
those who have lost loved ones.


Southeastern Grocers’ 4,400 Winn-Dixie associates in Louisiana are
working hard to keep as many stores in the region open as possible to
serve customers. Beginning Wednesday, August 17th, and
lasting through August 23rd, all Winn-Dixie, BI-LO and
Harveys customers will be able to contribute to the flood relief efforts
in stores throughout the entire footprint in the Southeast. With every
dollar donated by customers, Southeastern Grocers will match this
through the Southeastern Grocers Foundation.

Ian McLeod, President and CEO of Southeastern Grocers, said,
“Winn-Dixie has been a part of the Louisiana community for 60 years.
During that time, the strength and resilience of the community has been
tried time and time again, and we are proud to have the people of
Louisiana as our customers, our associates, and our neighbors, as their
bravery and perseverance has been an inspiration as we begin our
recovery efforts.”

“We are encouraging all our customers across the Southeast to rise up
and support the great states and communities of Louisiana and
Mississippi. We will continue to work tirelessly on the ground and with
the American Red Cross to direct all available resources to help the
people affected by the flooding.”

Anna Trefethen, Vice-President for the Southeast and Caribbean
Division of the American Red Cross, said,
 “Southeastern Grocers
plays an integral role in helping communities when disaster strikes
across the Southeast. We are extremely grateful for the support of their
stores, employees and customers here in Louisiana and across the
Southeast. Our response to this disaster is only made possible when
partners like Southeastern Grocers step forward and respond.”

Winn-Dixie operates 47 stores in the state of Louisiana. As of Tuesday,
August 16th, all stores are open for business, with the
exception of three that took significant impact from the flooding. Every
effort is being made to quickly and safely re-open the following stores:

  • Winn-Dixie Store 1490 – 2004 North Parkerson Avenue, Crowley, LA 70526
  • Winn-Dixie Store 1591 – 28145 Walker South Road, Walker, LA 70785
  • Winn-Dixie Store 1467 – 13555 Old Hammond Highway, Baton Rouge, LA
    79816

Updates on stores can be found via social media and the Winn-Dixie
Facebook
and Twitter
pages.

Customers may also go online to donate at the follow web addresses:

http://www.redcross.org/harveys-pub

http://www.redcross.org/winndixie-pub

http://www.redcross.org/bilo-pub

All customer contributions go directly to the American Red Cross’
Disaster Relief and are used to provide food, shelter, counseling and
other assistance to victims of the flooding.

About Southeastern Grocers

Southeastern Grocers, LLC, parent company and home of BI-LO, Harveys and
Winn-Dixie grocery stores, is the second-largest supermarket in the
Southeast based on store count. The company employs nearly 60,000
associates who serve customers in approximately 750 grocery stores, 140
liquor stores and 500 in-store pharmacies throughout the seven
southeastern states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana,
Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina. BI-LO, Harveys and
Winn-Dixie are well-known and well-respected regional brands with deep
heritages, strong neighborhood ties, proud histories of giving back,
talented and loyal associates, and strong commitments to providing the
best possible quality and value to customers. For more information,
visit www.bi-lo.com,
www.harveyssupermarkets.com
and www.winndixie.com.

Contacts

Southeastern Grocers, LLC
Joe Caldwell, 904-318-7197
Manager;
Corporate Communications
media@segrocers.com