Bi-Lo Holdings Foundation gives $295,000 to 29 nonprofits to address hunger alleviation and education issues

CHARLESTON, S.C., 2014-12-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — During this season of giving, the Bi-Lo Holdings Foundation is giving $295,000 to benefit 29 nonprofits throughout the region in collaboration with its BI-LO stores. This is in addition to the more than $471,000 and 2,030,944 pounds of food BI-LO is working to reinvest in the local community by the end of 2014 through the contributions of its customers, business partners, associates and company dollars.

“The Bi-Lo Holdings Foundation is thankful for the immense support and contributions of our business partners who enable us to provide these funds to local organizations who share our mission to alleviate hunger in our communities,” said Mary Kellmanson, foundation president and chief marketing officer of Bi-Lo Holdings. “We look forward to growing our relationships with these organizations throughout the coming year.”

Grants were awarded to charitable organizations with missions to address hunger alleviation and hunger-related health and education issues. The foundation reviewed applications from several hundred nonprofit groups and conducted in-depth reviews of their services and reach within each community.

Over the last several weeks, representatives from Bi-Lo Holdings Foundation and its BI-LO stores have presented checks to the organizations that have been chosen to receive this year’s grants.

The Bi-Lo Holdings Foundation grant recipient organizations in BI-LO’s Charleston region are:

  • America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of the CSRA
  • Charleston Jewish Family Services
  • Child Enrichment
  • Children’s Hospital of Georgia
  • Christ Community Health Services Augusta
  • Community Kitchen of Myrtle Beach
  • One Eighty Place Crisis Ministries
  • East Cooper Community Outreach
  • East Cooper Meals on Wheels
  • Family Connection of Columbia County
  • Golden Harvest Food Bank
  • Humanities Foundation
  • James Island Outreach
  • Junior League of Charleston
  • Kiwanis Club of Beaufort
  • Lowcountry Food Bank
  • McLeod Foundation
  • Meals on Wheels of Summerville
  • Meals on Wheels of Bluffton-Hilton Head
  • MUSC Children’s Hospital
  • North Strand Helping Hand
  • Summerhill Community Resource Center
  • The Family Y of Greater Augusta
  • The Salvation Army of Augusta
  • Toombs County United Charities
  • University Health Care Foundation
  • Vital Aging of Williamsburg County

The Bi-Lo Holdings Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that supports many of the charitable-giving efforts of Bi-Lo Holdings, parent company of BI-LO, Harveys and Winn-Dixie supermarkets.

About Bi-Lo Holdings
Bi-Lo Holdings, LLC, parent company of BI-LO, Harveys and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, is the fifth-largest conventional supermarket chain in the U.S. and the second-largest conventional supermarket in the southeast based on store count.1 The company employs more than 72,000 associates who serve customers in approximately 804 grocery stores and 531 in-store pharmacies throughout the eight southeastern states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. BI-LO, Harveys and Winn-Dixie are well-known and well-respected regional brands with deep heritages, strong neighborhood ties, proud histories of giving back, talented and loyal associates, and strong commitments to providing the best possible quality and value to customers. For more information, please visit www.bi-lo.com, www.harveyssupermarkets.com and www.winndixie.com.

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