JACKSONVILLE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Southeastern Grocers Inc. (SEG), parent company and headquarters of Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, is mobilizing support for local animal shelters and shelters through its Community Bag program in l in honor of National Pet Month.
This month, customers can purchase a new reusable community bag for $2.99 at any Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie store to help local homeless animals while benefiting the environment by reducing pollution. use of paper and plastic bags. SEG partners with nearly 400 animal shelters and shelters across Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, and Mississippi for its Pet Month Community Bag program. For every community bag purchased, $1 will be donated to each store’s partner animal shelter organization.
Raymond Rhee, director of human resources for Southeastern Grocers, said: “At Southeastern Grocers, we are committed to supporting causes important to our customers and associates, and we know that our communities are big animal lovers. With the purchase of a community bag during the month of May, our customers can help our four-legged furry friends who need a forever home and reduce the use of single-use plastic bags to promote a healthier and more sustainable planet. Together we can make the world a better place for people and animals. »
The durable and bright reusable bags are made from recycled materials and can be found at the checkout or near the entrance of every Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie store. Since its inception in February 2019, SEG’s Community Bag program has supported more than 7,300 nonprofits and saved more than 11.6 million single-use plastic bags1 to be used.
Each month, stores will select a new organization to benefit from the program, including education, civics, health and wellness, hunger and disaster relief, veterans and military families. as well as membership, inclusion and diversity organizations serving the local community. For more information on the Community Bag program, visit SEG.Bags4MyCause.com.
Additionally, SEG will donate $15,000 in own-brand Whiskers & Tails pet food and supplies to support local pet shelters and rescues, including the Jacksonville Humane Society, Greater Birmingham Humane Society and the Lee County Domestic Animal Services. These organizations help provide vital assistance to families in need and help keep pets happy and home. Whiskers & Tails offers a variety of nutritionally balanced wet and dry foods, treats and supplies for cats and dogs for an average savings of 20% over national brand equivalents. Whiskers & Tails products are exclusively available at Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores so pet owners can save.
About South East Grocers
Southeastern Grocers Inc. (SEG), parent company and headquarters of Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, is one of the largest conventional supermarket companies in the United States. SEG grocery stores, liquor stores, and in-store pharmacies serve communities. in the five southeastern states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi. Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie are well-known and highly respected regional brands with deep legacies, strong neighborhood ties, proud histories of giving back, talented and caring associates and strong commitments to delivering the highest quality and possible value to customers. For more information, visit www.frescoymas.com, www.harveyssupermarkets.com and www.winndixie.com.
1Southeastern Grocers estimates that a reusable bag will be used at least six times a year, and each time a reusable bag is used, it equates to five unused single-use bags; this means that for every reusable bag sold, 30 single-use bags go unused.