For the past three years Winn-Dixie store No. 2203 in Edgewater, Fla. has assisted Edgewater Alliance Church with their annual “Project Acts 29.”
The project is unique in as much as instead of attending a Sunday service, Senior Pastor David Lane invites the entire congregation to instead shop at store No. 2203 to buy groceries to help fill the local shared services centers and food banks for the holidays.
“It was an amazing event,” exclaimed store director Kasey Moore. “Each year this event continues to grow and leaves me speechless and excited to find ways to make it even more successful next year.”
Moore said this year was the most successful yet. He said the store and church teams learn a lot each year about how fulfilling it is to give back to the community and make notes each year on how to make the upcoming year even better.
This year, Winn-Dixie introduced a prepared package that included a turkey pan, cranberry sauce, stuffing, boxed potatoes, green beans, canned pumpkin, and jar turkey gravy for an all inclusive kit for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. The kits sold out in 30 minutes.
“The most wonderful part of the event was the apparent spirit of giving throughout the store,” Moore said. “We even had shoppers not affiliated with the church join in the spirit of giving.”