With parades gearing up this weekend, and football season officially over, Mardi Gras is in the air! Winn-Dixie is celebrating the spirit of the season with a community partnership that not only honors local traditions, but also gives back to an important cause that impacts our neighbors throughout the region.
For the third consecutive year, Winn-Dixie is joining forces with Ochsner Hospital for Children for a robust partnership targeted to raise money and awareness for the programs offered to young patients.
The initiative is centered around a Community Donation Program that starts TODAY. Customers are invited to make donations at stores throughout Louisiana from 2/5/20 – 2/25/20 (Mardi Gras Day)!
Business Wire Release:
WINN-DIXIE MARDI GRAS SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Ochsner Hospital for Children Community Donation Program
Wednesday, Feb. 5 – Tuesday, Feb. 25
All Louisiana stores
Ain’t No Party Like A Parking Lot Party
Krewe of Poseidon Community Parking Lot Party featuring Rockin’ Dopsie
Saturday, Feb. 8 from 3 – 5 p.m.
Winn-Dixie Store #1502
3030 Pontchartrain Drive, Slidell, LA
Krewe of Endymion Community Parking Lot Party featuring Royal Essence Showband
Saturday, Feb. 22 from 1 – 3 p.m.
Winn-Dixie Store #1472
401 N. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans, LA
Winn-Dixie “Grant a Mardi Gras Wish” Mardi Gras Parade Ride
Tuesday, Feb. 25 – Mardi Gras Day
Krewe of Argus – Metairie, LA / Krewe of Covington –Covington, LA
Winn-Dixie has been engrained in the Gulf Coast community for more than six decadesand is proud to continue its partnership with Ochsner. With more than 29 stores throughout Louisiana, Winn-Dixie will remain a committed partner to local organizations and proud supporter of the region’s unique culture.
Founded in 1925, Winn-Dixie grocery stores, liquor stores and in-store pharmacies serve communities throughout five southeastern states – Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi. Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. is a subsidiary of Southeastern Grocers, which is one of the largest supermarket chains based in the Southeast. For more information, please visit www.winndixie.comand www.segrocers.com.
About Winn-Dixie Gives
SEG Gives is the charitable arm of Southeastern Grocers, the parent company of BI-LO, Fresco y Más, Harveys and Winn-Dixie supermarkets dedicated to supporting the communities we serve and the causes that impact our customers.
About Ochsner Health System
Ochsner Health System is Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, healthcare system. Driven by a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate, coordinated clinical and hospital patient care is provided across the region by Ochsner’s 40 owned, managed and affiliated hospitals and specialty hospitals, and more than 100 health centers and urgent care centers. Ochsner is the #1 ranked hospital in Louisiana by U.S. News & World Report and is recognized as a “Best Hospital” across two specialty categories caring for patients from all 50 states and more than 70 countries worldwide each year. Ochsner Hospital for Children is the only facility in Louisiana to be recognized as a top 50 children’s hospital by U.S. News & World Report for three consecutive years. Ochsner employs more than 26,000 employees and over 4,500 employed and affiliated physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties and conducts more than 700 clinical research studies. Ochsner Health System is proud to be a tobacco-free environment. For more information, please visit ochsner.org and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.