Juicy burgers and grilled hotdogs are a staple at any Fourth of July table. As you make your preparations for the holiday this year, you may just want to stop by your local Winn-Dixie on Monday. Not only will you be able to grab the groceries you need to celebrate, but you will also be giving back to the community.
This year Winn-Dixie’s parent company, Southeastern Grocers, plans to give all profits made on Monday to Hope For The Warriors. This is the second year Winn-Dixie has reached out to those who have served. Last year, Southeastern Grocers donated $3 million dollars to wounded veterans.
Gary Winn, a Winn-Dixie store manager in Mobile said, “It’s huge. It’s a big shopping day anyway and when you offer something like this, a whole lot more people come. It’s a win win for the whole team.”
Hope For The Warriors was founded by military families living at the Marine Corps Base Camp in Lejeune, NC to help service members and their families impacted by war.
Donations provide financial assistance to eligible military families. Last year, the organization donated $300,000 to military families. About 70 percent was used for housing and utility assistance. More than 100 households were saved from foreclosure or eviction through the organization’s generosity.
Each Winn-Dixie store will have a Wall of Honor where customers can make additional donations and remember their loved ones who have served.
You can also visit http://www.winndixie.com/allforhonor to make donations.