October 10, 2014
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Winn-Dixie associates welcomed thousands of students back to school at Florida International University’s Welcome Week events. ​

From kindergarten through college, September is Open House season for many schools.

To show their support for their educational partners, several Miami-area Winn-Dixie store teams joined Open House events to welcome students and families as they met withschool faculty and learnedabout their classroom’s curriculum.

On Sept. 3 and Sept. 4, Winn-Dixie welcomed thousands of college students back to campus during Florida International University’s Welcome Week events. Students were treated to money-saving Winn-Dixie coupons and giveaways, and were given the opportunity to sign up for a Winn-Dixie Customer Reward Card.

Between Sept. 11 and Sept. 23, Winn-Dixie stores from Vero Beach to Miami partnered with local schools during their Open House events. Store Directors personally dropped off Winn-Dixie platters from their deli and bakery departments, provided giveaways and promoted store offerings.

“Participating in Open House events is a great way to reconnect with our school partners and showcase Winn-Dixie’s commitment to education,” said Winn-Dixie Miami Region Vice President Tony Jorges. “It’s important for our Winn-Dixie store directors to be recognized as a resource to students, families and school staff.”

Several Winn-Dixie stores participated in Open House events, including Store No. 353 – E.W.F. Stirrup Elementary School; Store No. 283 - Rockway Elementary School; Store No. 286 – Flagami Elementary School; Store No. 254 – Blue Lakes Elementary School; Store No. 287 – Hammocks Middle School; Store No. 2366 – Vero Beach Elementary.

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Families of Rockway Elementary School received Winn-Dixie reusable bags during their Open House event.

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Blue Lakes Elementary School showcases Winn-Dixie as a proud sponsor with a banner outside of the school.

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Winn-Dixie store No. 283 Store Director Jose Perez and Rockway Elementary School Principal Debbie Saumell.

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From left: Winn-Dixie store No. 287 Store Director Luis Rodriguez, Hammocks Middle School Principal Deborah Leal and Lead Magnet Teacher Beatrice Llano-Scherker.

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Winn-Dixie store No. 287 Store Director Luis Rodriguez and Miami Dade County Commissioner District 11 Juan Zapata.

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