August 24, 2014
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​Attendees enjoyed sandwiches provided by Winn-Dixie store no. 251 in Miami.

Winn-Dixie’s longstanding partnership with the City of Miami continued to flourish Aug. 1 when the company teamed up with the City of Miami Mayor’s Office for its annual back-to-school celebration.

Winn-Dixie Miami Region Vice President Tony Jorges and store No. 251 Store Director Eliu Cubas joined city leaders at an event attended by more than 1,000 underprivileged students for an afternoon of fun to kick off the upcoming school year.

Students received backpacks filled with much-needed school supplies and enjoyed a complimentary lunch provided by store No. 251. Jorges says he was proud Winn-Dixie provided support to the annual event.

“Our partnership with the city has provided a phenomenal opportunity to give back to our community, and we are extremely proud to be a part of it once again,” he said. “We are privileged to work with Mayor Regalado to help local students put their best foot forward to start the school year.”

City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado gave a speech to highlight the celebration, and he praised Winn-Dixie for the company’s ongoing support to education.

“As the youth of Miami get ready to go back to school, families can continue to count on Winn-Dixie as an unwavering supporter of their children’s development,” he said. “It’s efforts such as these that make Winn-Dixie an extraordinary corporate neighbor.”

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From left: Winn-Dixie store no. 251 Store Director Eliu Cubas, City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado and Winn-Dixie Miami Region Vice President Tony Jorges.
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1,000 students were provided backpacks courtesy of the City of Miami.
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Tony Jorges and Eliu Cubas join Mayor Tomas Regalado on stage as he speaks to a crowd of students.

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