Bi-Lo FTB “Operation Turkey Move”

Over 20 volunteers met at Bi-Lo today to assist with “Operation Turkey Move”  the official kick off for the communities Feed The Boro event which will feed over 3,000 on Thanksgiving Day.  Bi-Lo Statesboro again this year donated 200 Turkeys to Feed The Boro.  The community volunteers included GSU students and J.C. Lewis Ford employees moved the frozen turkeys from Bi-Lo to Statesboro High School so they can begin thawing.  SHS and Bulloch County School staff and volunteers will begin cooking the turkeys early next week.

Volunteers for Feed the Boro
J.C. Lewis Employees volunteer for Feed The Boro
Volunteers for FTB

Over 500 volunteers have stepped up to help with this years event which is the largest annual community wide feeding event.

“We want to thank Bi-Lo Manager Tod Marsh, his staff and Southeastern Grocers for stepping up in a huge way again this year”, said Don Poe, FTB Chair.  “There is no way we would be able to feed as many people in the Bulloch, Evans and Candler Counties without their tremendous support, the support of all of our sponsors and the hundreds of volunteers who give unselfishly of their time.”

Southeastern Grocers Donates over 2,000 Thanksgiving Turkeys to Feed Hungry Families
BI-LO, Fresco y Más and Winn-Dixie stores host turkey donation events for neighbors in need

Southeastern Grocers, Inc. (SEG), the parent company and home of BI-LO, Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, will donate more than 2,000 turkeys to communities throughout the Southeast to help feed the one in eight people who will struggle with hunger this Thanksgiving.

The approximately 30,000 pounds of turkey will provide 25,000 much needed meals to hungry families throughout the BI-LO, Fresco y Más and Winn-Dixie footprints. The turkey donation events will be hosted in partnership with the following community leaders and organizations:

  • Jacksonville, FL: Jacksonville Jaguars’ Malik Jackson and the USO on Nov. 19
  • Jacksonville, FL: Pine Forest Elementary School on Nov. 19
  • Miami, FL: Miami Heat and the Miami Rescue Mission on Nov. 19
  • New Orleans, LA: New Orleans Saints’ Alvin Kamara and Everyone Deserves A Chance on Nov. 19
  • Stuart, FL: Stuart Police Department on Nov. 20
  • Statesboro, GA: Feed The Boro on Nov. 22

Anthony Hucker, President and CEO of Southeastern Grocers, said, “We are committed to fighting hunger and being a store our associates and customers can always count on. There are millions of people in the United States who struggle to put food on their table, and we are proud to do our part by providing turkeys this Thanksgiving to those in need. In addition to community donations, we will offer significant savings on Thanksgiving essentials for our associates and customers to ensure no one goes hungry this holiday.”

$5 Turkeys for Everyone Saturday and Sunday

This Saturday and Sunday only, Nov. 17-18, BI-LO and Winn-Dixie customers can purchase one Frozen Honeysuckle Grade A Turkey of any size any weight for only $5 with a qualified grocery purchase of $30 or more, while supplies last. This savings will allow customers to spend more time with family and less time shopping for their grocery essentials.

Bi-Lo is the best

In addition to the $5 Turkey deal, now through Nov. 21, all BI-LO, Harveys, Fresco y Más and Winn-Dixie pharmacy customers can receive a FREE Grade A Honeysuckle Frozen Turkey when they receive a no-cost flu shot at any in-store pharmacy.*

All BI-LO, Fresco y Más, Harveys and Winn-Dixie stores will open at their normal hours and close at 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

Herschel DeWayne Grice is the founder of Grice Connect an online news and information company in Statesboro, Georgia. DeWayne has been active in the media for over three decades. He brings a unique insight...