Grocer supports animal welfare programs


Southeastern Grocers Inc. (SEG), parent company and home of Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, is celebrating Pet Month this May by donating more than $22,000 in pet supplies to seven animal welfare organizations throughout Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi.

SEG’s contribution aims to support the work of seven organizations, each committed to rescuing, nurturing and finding forever homes for animals in need. The local organization is the Jacksonville Humane Society.

“Southeastern Grocers is deeply passionate about the well-being of our four-legged friends,” said Raymond Rhee, chief people officer for Southeastern Grocers. “As we celebrate Pet Month, we’re not only supporting organizations; we’re championing the love, companionship and joy pets bring into our lives. It’s an honor to partner with these incredible animal welfare organizations, and we invite our customers to join us in making a heartfelt difference for animals in need.

During the month of May, SEG encourages Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie customers to support local animals in need by purchasing a reusable community bag with a giving tag for $2.99 and selecting their local animal welfare organization as the donation recipient. With each purchase of a community bag with a giving tag, $1 will directly benefit the selected nonprofit organization, while also promoting environmental sustainability by reducing the use of paper and plastic bags.

In 2023, SEG’s community bag with a giving tag program provided more than $65,000 to local organizations and prevented the use of nearly 2 million single-use plastic bags. The reusable bags are made from durable, recycled materials and can be found at the register or near the entrance of every Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie store.