Winn-Dixie was the proud presenting sponsor of Feeding Northeast Florida’s inaugural 3Squares fundraiser, held Feb. 26 at the Prime Osborn Convention Center in Jacksonville, Florida.
The event featured nearly 50 of Jacksonville’s best-known restaurants, beverage distributors and caterers in a friendly competition showcasing their signature dishes. All proceeds from the event directly benefited the food bank to provide food for more than 150 food pantries in 17 surrounding area counties.
BI-LO, Harveys and Winn-Dixie chefs from throughout the Bi-Lo Holdings footprint were also on hand to distribute Winn-Dixie’s own extra virgin olive oil and to provide attendees with helpful cooking tips to use in their recipes. The chefs also educated attendees on Winn-Dixie’s catering offerings for upcoming holidays and gatherings.
“We are thrilled that Winn-Dixie agreed to be the presenting sponsor for the inaugural 3Squares event,” said Bruce Ganger, President and CEO of Feeding Northeast Florida. “They are a cherished partner on so many levels through financial support, as an amazing food donor and with caring associates who volunteer in our Food Distribution Center. 3Squares will continue to grow in the future through this partnership.”
Bi-Lo Holdings not only supported Feeding Northeast Florida at its inaugural fundraiser,but also at the facility. The Marketing team recently volunteered in the food bank’s warehouse and helped unpack, organize and sort food to be distributed to local hungry individuals and families in need.