October 17, 2014
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Winn-Dixie store no. 741 in Punta Gorda, Fla. associates and East Elementary students and families attend a Math night scavenger hunt.​

Math nights aren’t just educational for kids, they are also learning experiences for parents and chaperones who attend.

To further our efforts to engage with the surrounding community and bring some fun to younger shoppers, Winn-Dixie store No. 741 in Punta Gorda, Florida sponsored and hosted an interactive math scavenger hunt for students of East Elementary and their families. Students answered worksheet questions, which were designed to help them learn how to use math to shop for value at the supermarket.

One parent who attended the math night came away from the event with much more than a night of fun. While helping complete the assigned math sheet, she discovered the store’s extensive line of gluten-free products. She reported to the store director that instead of driving out of her way to Port Charlotte, she would now be able to shop at her local Winn-Dixie to obtain gluten-free products for her household.

“We have made a concerted effort to provide gluten-free products to our customers to meet their needs,” said Marc Chrisman, Winn-Dixie store No. 741 director. “We are always trying to meet the needs of all of our customers through both product development and customer service.”

Along with the math night festivities, event attendees were treated to food and drinks once the students and chaperones returned with their completed worksheets. About 75 students and parents stopped by to enjoy the event.

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