About the SEG Gives Foundation
SEG Gives Foundation is the charitable arm of Southeastern Grocers Inc. (SEG), parent company of Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie stores. The SEG Gives Foundation aligns giving with causes that are priorities to the communities SEG serves, including the fight against hunger, support for military service members and their families, relief to those affected by extreme weather and natural disasters and championing belonging, inclusion and diversity by combating social injustice to bridge the gap of inequities faced by many individuals, families and communities. Southeastern Grocers strives to be ingrained in its communities and, through the SEG Gives Foundation, better the lives of its customers and neighbors.
At Southeastern Grocers, feeding people is not only our business, it’s our passion. We believe it is our responsibility to help families put food on the table, and we are steadfastly committed to supporting and nourishing our local communities. Since 2005, SEG and the SEG Gives Foundation have partnered with Feeding America®, the largest domestic hunger-relief charity in the United States, to fight food insecurity and help alleviate hunger in our communities. Through our partnership, we have contributed more than 250 million pounds of food to Feeding America’s Food Rescue program, and in 2022, we donated more than $700,000 and hosted 20 mobile food pantry events throughout the Southeast to do our part in the fight against hunger.
As a grocer serving five coastal states in the Southeast, our communities have weathered many storms and we know firsthand the devastation these catastrophic events leave in their wake. SEG and the SEG Gives Foundation have partnered with the American Red Cross for more than 70 years to help our neighbors recover and rebuild when disaster strikes. Over the lifetime of our partnership, we have given more than $11.6 million to support our community members in their greatest times of need. In 2022 alone, we donated more than $600,000 to aid our communities’ recovery efforts in the aftermath of natural disasters, and when Hurricane Ian hit Southwest Florida, SEG reacted quickly by dispatching mobile pharmacies, opening the Pine Island Winn-Dixie store to neighbors for free groceries and providing recovery essentials to more than 2,000 impacted families.
In addition to delivering vital relief efforts within the communities we serve, SEG also extended support internationally to aid Ukrainian citizens in their fight to defend their country. SEG was among the first retailers to administer immediate aid last year with its donation of $250,000 to the International Committee of the Red Cross, delivery of more than $1.1 million in supplies and nonperishable food items to humanitarian nonprofit organization Mission 823 and commitment of 100% of the proceeds from private label Ukrainian vodka sales in support of the citizens of Ukraine. At home or overseas, SEG is unwavering in our commitment to put people first, always.
Military Families & Veterans
The Southeast is home to some of the largest military populations in the country and we are honored to support our active-duty service members, veterans and their families who sacrifice so much for the freedoms we enjoy as Americans. Since 2018, we have partnered with Folds of Honor, a national nonprofit that provides educational scholarships to spouses and children of fallen or disabled military members. SEG and the SEG Gives Foundation have raised more than $6.75 million for Folds of Honor since the inception of our partnership, which has allocated over 1,350 educational scholarships to the families of United States military members impacted by their loved ones’ call to duty.
To further support our brave service members at home and abroad, SEG is a proud partner of the USO, and has provided Thanksgiving meals for active-duty military families and donated more than $275,000 to the organization since 2018.
Belonging, Inclusion & Diversity
SEG celebrates our diverse associates, customers and communities, and cultivates an environment that champions inclusion and belonging within our company and the unique neighborhoods we serve. Over the last year, we have expanded our charitable giving focus to support like-minded organizations that share our commitment to elevating belonging, inclusion and diversity while empowering authenticity, educating the broader society and eliminating deep-seated barriers.
Our Romay Davis Belonging, Inclusion and Diversity Grant Program provides essential funding to organizations that equally support inclusivity and take meaningful action to help combat social injustice by bridging the gap of inequities faced by many individuals, families and communities. Since 2020, we have contributed more than $685,000 to help build a more inclusive and equitable future. Organizations throughout the Southeast can apply for grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000. All grantees and programs must operate within SEG’s footprint. The grant application period will open in July and grants will be awarded in October.
Community Bag with a Giving Tag Program
The reusable bag program empowers customers to make a difference in the communities they live and work in while helping the environment. With each purchase of a reusable Community Bag with the Giving Tag, customers can direct a $1 donation to the non-profit of their choice to benefit the work a local charity is doing in their community. The specially designed reusable bags are from recycled materials, and can be found at registers and on the reusable bag rack at all Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores in the Southeast.