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Posted May 7, 2013

MAULDIN, SC. (May 7, 2013) — BI-LO customers donated $399,382.44 to 12 nonprofit organizations within the grocer’s operating area during a six-week period when making grocery purchases. The BI-LO community donation program invited customers to donate at any store register from Feb. 20 to April 2. All funds raised will benefit local community organizations to enhance the lives of children, improve health, education and nourish the hungry in their communities.

“BI-LO recognizes the important role that we and our loyal customers can play in solving issues and making stronger communities for everyone,” said Melissa Adams, BI-LO Winn-Dixie’s manager of charitable giving. “We’re honored to support wonderful organizations that are committed to making our communities great. Many of our local organizations work hard to serve and improve their communities and we’re dedicated to helping them in those endeavors.”

The nonprofit organizations benefitting from the community donation program include:

  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation- Charlotte
  • Medical College of Georgia Children's Hospital
  • McLeod Children's Hospital
  • Meals on Wheels – Anderson
  • Meals on Wheels –Greenville
  • Medical University South Carolina Children's Hospital
  • Miss South Carolina Scholarship Organization
  • Mission Hospital
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association- Charlotte South
  • Paul Anderson Youth Home

BI-LO has a rich history of supporting its neighborhoods and communities through foundation, company and vendor supported charitable donations and programs. This community donation program is designed to enhance that giving to help build stronger communities. The company’s associates don’t just work in the stores, they and their families live in these communities and together, are passionate about making them great places to live every day. BI-LO encourages customers to continue to address the needs in their communities by making donations at store registers as they do their grocery shopping during the next community donation campaign held May 8 to June 11. Every donation, no matter how small, makes a difference.

About BI-LO
BI-LO is a subsidiary of BI-LO Holding, which is the ninth-largest traditional supermarket chain in the United States. Under the banner names of BI-LO and Winn-Dixie, the company employs 63,000 team members who serve customers in 686 grocery stores and 484 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 team members, and strong commitments to providing the best possible quality and value to customers. For more information, please visit and



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