Celebrating Black History Month

Highlighting the Winn-Dixie suppliers, associates and initiatives that support our local communities.

Winn-Dixie is proud to celebrate Black history by sharing stories of our Black suppliers, associates and initiatives that are impacting the local communities we’ve been serving for over 90 years.

Romay Davis Belonging, Inclusion and Diversity Grant

In honor of Black History Month, Winn-Dixie is now accepting applications from nonprofits throughout the Southeast for its 2024 Romay Davis Belonging, Inclusion and Diversity Grant.

The grant supports organizations that work to address racial disparities in health care, food insecurity and education while building a more inclusive and equitable future for all. Nonprofit organizations with missions to elevate underserved communities throughout Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi are encouraged to apply at www.seggives.com/grantapp through Aug. 31 to be considered for grant funds ranging from $5,000 to $25,000.

In 2023, SEG celebrated the milestone of $1 million awarded in belonging, inclusion and diversity grants to nonprofits throughout the Southeast.

Supplier spotlights

Spiced Up Seasonings by Chef Calvin

Chef Calvin Harris developed his love for food as a child, growing up watching his father own and operate a BBQ restaurant and helping his grandmother in her home kitchen.

Taking that inspiration as a chef and entrepreneur, he’s worked for 30 years to develop the recipes he is now brining to shelves near you through his family-owned Spiced Up Seasonings. Chef Harris and Spiced Up Seasonings bring their BBQ rubs and flavored breading’s to home cooks to enhance their at-home cooking.

Chilua Foods

Michael Anderson was inspired by recipes from his Grandma Minnie, and Chilau Foods was started with a simple, but profound mission: make cooking easy and enjoyable while sharing the warmth and soul of Southern cooking with the world.

Describing their journey as one of bold flavor, tradition, and heartfelt family connections, Chilau Foods leans on better-for-you ingredients and the diverse cultural heritage of the South to bring those flavors to your kitchen.

Moe Cason Barbecue

Moe Cason got his start in BBQ competitions in 2006. Working hard to perfect his craft, he worked for years on his blends of spices and sauces. In 2012, he decided it was time to start sharing the gift of his BBQ with the home cook and began bottling his sauces and packing his spices.

6 years later, Moe got his big break in stores in 2018, and the brand has been growing ever since. Find Moe's special sauces and rubs at nearly 400 Winn-Dixie locations.

Associate spotlights

Deborah “Debbie”, Bakery Manager

Deborah, affectionately known by her coworkers and regular customers as Miss Debbie, recently celebrated her 40-year anniversary working with Winn-Dixie.

Debbie goes out of her way to serve her community, passionately organizing and managing a cookie fundraiser that benefits local schools’ multiple times throughout the year. She also goes above and beyond in her store, coaching and mentoring fellow associates and managers alike.

As someone who experienced racial integration firsthand in her community while in the 8th grade, Debbie continues to impact her community with selfless service and a friendly smile.


Lakia, a store associate in New Orleans shared her thoughts on the importance of Black History Month: “One thing that I love about Black History Month is the empowerment you feel once everyone comes together to celebrate.”

Lakia loves everything about celebrating her culture: “From being raised in New Orleans, I get to experience our culture of carnival season every year, which consists of second lines, parades for Mardi Gras, and jazz bands that play for fun downtown in the French Quarters. The creole food mixed with the fantastic soothing music just gives you the vibes that makes you want to enjoy it forever.”

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