[dropcap]A[/dropcap]s one in four South Florida children go to bed hungry each night, Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. launched its Holiday Hunger Relief Program to help eliminate hunger in local communities this holiday season. From now through Dec. 23, Winn-Dixie customers can help provide meals for families in need by donating to Feeding South Florida at any store register when they purchase groceries.
“Food and togetherness are at the core of everything we do, especially in preparation for the holidays,” said Mary Kellmanson, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Winn-Dixie. “The Holiday Hunger Relief Program is our way of ensuring that all of our neighbors are able to enjoy holiday meals by supporting the food banks that provide them.”
Contributions of any size will make a significant impact in battling hunger this season. Every dollar donated goes directly to local Feeding America food banks in the communities that Winn-Dixie serves. Thousands of local families will benefit from these donations and receive fresh, nutritious foods.
Winn-Dixie customers generously donated more than $81,000 during the grocer’s Summer Hunger Relief Backpack Program, helping fill backpacks with fresh, healthy foods for children in need.