Did you know that there are nearly 49 million Americans who are hungry, and that more than 16 million, or 1 in 5 of those are children?Â I had no idea there were so many hungry people in this country!
Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. has joined forces with Feeding America to launch the Give a Meal program, which gives Winn-Dixie guests and team members the opportunity to help provide food to nearly 37 million Americans â€” including more than 14 million children â€” facing hunger this holiday season.
Hereâ€™s how it works:
Give a Meal runs through Jan. 3 and is available in all of Winn-Dixieâ€™s 482 stores in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi. Every $1 donated during the campaign helps provide eight meals to people in need.
There are three simple ways for to support the Give a Meal effort:
1.Donate at the register â€” this allows guests or team members to make a $1 or greater donation when purchasing groceries;
2.Donate online at www.winn-dixie.com/giveameal by charging a donation to a credit card;
3.Purchase Winn-Dixie brand products â€” through vendor support, when a guest or team member purchases a designated Winn-Dixie brand product, a portion of the purchase will be donated to Feeding America.
Some stores will also offer prepackaged nonperishables in $5 and $10 increments that can be donated to the regional food bank immediately after purchase at marked collection barrels near the store entrance.Â You can alsoÂ visit the Feeding America website (www.feedingamerica.org) to see a running counter that tallies the number of meals that have been donated during the campaign.