Winn-Dixie Donates Trailer, Food

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Winn-Dixie [2] here has donated a 50-foot refrigerated semi-trailer loaded with 13,000 pounds of food to Second Harvest North Florida, the regional food bank said Thursday.

The supermarket chain, which earlier this year merged with Mauldin, S.C.-based Bi-Lo [3], donated the truck when it learned that Second Harvest’s trailer was no longer road-worthy.

“Winn-Dixie is in the food business. So it’s only natural that we’re eager to partner with Second Harvest to address what, to many, is an invisible problem,” said Randy Rambo, Winn-Dixie regional vice president, in a statement. “When we learned about Second Harvest’s need, we knew what had to be done in the short- and long-term.”

Read more: Weis Launches Month-Long Food Drive [4]

The specially wrapped trailer will act as a rolling billboard for Second Harvest while transporting food to senior centers, soup kitchens and other local nonprofit facilities in 17 North Florida counties.

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