The gift came from customers at Southeastern’s stores — which also include Fresco y Mas and Harveys Supermarket — rounding up their grocery bills to the nearest dollar.
“We are tremendously proud to be part of a community of associates, customers and partners that care passionately about our neighbors in need,” said Anthony Hucker, president and CEO of Southeastern Grocers. “It is because of their kindness and generosity that we are able to support our local children’s hospitals with a donation that will truly make a difference and offer hope to families going through trying times. Through this donation, we continue to build stronger, healthier communities, together.”
In addition to Children’s of Alabama, money was given to Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, Children’s of Mississippi, Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, Studer Family Children’s Hospital and Wolfson Children’s Hospital.