Bi-Lo Holdings Foundation To Donate More Than $393,058 To 35 Charities In The Tampa Region

Representatives of the 35 recipient organizations with Bi-Lo Holdings Foundation representatives
Representatives of the 35 recipient organizations with Bi-Lo Holdings Foundation representatives

During this season of giving, the Bi-Lo Holdings Foundation announced it is investing more than $393,058 into neighborhoods throughout Southwest Florida and surrounding areas through partnerships with 35 nonprofit organizations.


“The Bi-Lo Holdings Foundation is thankful for the immense support and contributions of our suppliers that enable us to provide these funds to the local organizations who work tirelessly to make our communities better places to live,” said Mary Kellmanson, foundation president and Winn-Dixie’s senior vice president of marketing. “We look forward to growing our relationships with these organizations over the next year.”


Grants were awarded to charitable organizations with missions that address the issues of hunger, education, health, women or children. The foundation reviewed applications from several hundred nonprofit groups and conducted reviews of their services and reach within each community.


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 and Winn-Dixie supermarkets.


The Tampa region grant recipient organizations are:


Charlotte County Homeless Coalition

Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida

Lifeline Family Center

Muscular Dystrophy of Southwest Florida

The Salvation Army of Lee, Glades and Hendry Counties

Community Haven for Adults and Children with Disabilities

Community Tampa Bay

Heavens Works

Manatee Children’s Services

Mothers Helping Mother’s

Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee

RCS Inc. / Religious Community Services

The Florida Center for Early Childhood

Elder Point Ministries of Greater Lakeland

Heartland Food Reservoir Inc.

Lighthouse Ministries

Our Children’s Academy

A Vision of Hope Youth Network

Echo of  Brandon

Feeding America Tampa Bay

Florida Medical Clinic Foundation of Caring

Metropolitan Ministries

Muscular Dystrophy Association of Tampa

The Salvation Army

We Care Food Pantry

Women’s Recovery Center of Tampa Bay

Helping Hands Foundation

Mission in Citrus

The Path of Citrus County

Buses N Backpacks The Church at South Lake Ministries

Jericho Road Ministries

Lake Cares

New Beginnings of Lake County

Osceola Council on Aging

People Helping People in Hernando


About Bi-Lo Holdings

Bi-Lo Holdings, LLC, the parent company of BI-LO and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, is the ninth-largest conventional supermarket chain in the United States based on net sales. The company employs nearly 60,000 associates who serve customers in 684 grocery stores and 482 in-store pharmacies throughout the eight southeastern states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. BI-LO 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 and www.winn-dixie.com.


Forward-Looking Statements for Bi-Lo Holdings

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Forward-looking statements reflect our current expectations, based on currently available information, and are not guarantees of performance. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, these expectations could prove inaccurate as such statements involve risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our ability to control or predict. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties, or other risks or uncertainties not currently known to us or that we currently deem to be immaterial, materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those anticipated, estimated or projected.  For these reasons, we caution you against relying on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. Except as may be required by applicable law, we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which they are made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.


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