Southeastern Grocers partners with local animal rescues and shelters for National Pet Month

Grocers utilizes community bags to raise support for our four-legged friends and donates $15,000 in pet supplies

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Southeastern Grocers, Inc. (SEG), parent company and home of Fresco y Más, Harvey’s Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, is raising support for animal rescues and shelters through its Community Bag program in honor of National Pet Month.

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This month, customers can purchase a new reusable community bag for $2.99 in all Southeastern Grocers associated stores to help local homeless animals while also benefiting the environment by reducing the use of paper and plastic bags.

SEG is partnering with nearly 400 animal shelters and rescues across Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi for its Pet Month Community Bag program. For every community bag purchased, $1 will be directed to each store’s partner animal shelter organization.

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Raymond Rhee, Chief People Officer for Southeastern Grocers, said, “At Southeastern Grocers, we are dedicated to supporting causes that are important to our customers and associates, and we know our communities are big animal lovers. With the purchase of a community bag during the month of May, our customers can help our furry, four-legged friends in need of a forever home and reduce the use of single-use plastic bags to nurture a healthier, more sustainable planet. Together, we can make the world a better place for humans and animals alike.”

The durable and bright reusable bags are made from recycled materials and can be found at the register or near the entrance of each store. Since its inception in February 2019, SEG’s Community Bag program has supported more than 7,300 nonprofit organizations and saved more than 11.6 million single-use plastic bags from being used.

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Each month, stores will select a new organization to benefit from the program, including education, civic, health and wellness, hunger and disaster relief, veterans and military families, as well as belonging, inclusion and diversity organizations serving the community.

For more information about the Community Bag program, CLICK HERE.

Additionally, SEG will donate $15,000 in house brand Whiskers & Tails pet food and supplies to support local pet animal shelters and rescues, including the Jacksonville Humane Society and the Greater Birmingham Humane Society.

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