To salute America’s veterans, military and military families, Southeastern Grocers, Inc. (SEG) — the parent company and home of BI-LO, Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores — is partnering with Folds of Honor to help provide educational scholarships to the spouses and children of fallen servicemen and women.
Now through Nov. 12, customers can join Southeastern Grocers to honor veterans, military and their families by making a donation to Folds of Honor while shopping at any BI-LO, Harveys Supermarket or Winn-Dixie store. In addition, an 11 percent discount on qualifying grocery purchases will be offered to veterans and active military this Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Southeastern Grocers has also pledged to donate one dollar to the United Service Organization (USO) for every dozen premium roses and Celebrate America Bouquet sold between Nov. 7 and Nov. 13.
“Those who have served our country have made sacrifices that can never be fully repaid,” said Anthony Hucker, the president and CEO of Southeastern Grocers and a Ponte Vedra Beach resident. “At Southeastern Grocers, we are committed to honoring those sacrifices and we’re very proud to partner with Folds of Honor as we honor veterans, military and military families leading up to Veterans Day.”
In the Southeast alone, Folds of Honor has awarded nearly 1,500 scholarships and over $6.5 million in life changing scholarships to deserving U.S. military families this fall.
“Supporting military families through educational opportunities takes a team effort,” said Major Dan Rooney, founder and CEO of Folds of Honor. “It is because of the commitments from the great patriotic partners, Southeastern Grocers associates and customers, that we’re able to continue to carry out our mission at Folds of Honor.”