BATON ROUGE, La. (BR Proud) — Winn-Dixie announced today that they have partnered with two Louisiana non-profits and are giving shoppers the opportunity to show their support as well.
Between now and Jan. 26, shoppers can round up their total purchase to the nearest dollar to donate to Ochsner Hospital for Children.
“We are so grateful to Winn-Dixie for its continued support of Ochsner Hospital for Children,” said Thomas Harris, Jr., vice president of pediatrics at Ochsner. “This partnership helps us provide high-quality care to all of our patients and adds an element of fun by commemorating the rich tradition of Mardi Gras.”
Additionally, beginning Jan. 20, shoppers may purchase a Mardi Gras-to-Geaux bag for the chance to score a limited edition Zulu coconut.
“The Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club is again excited about the opportunity to share the organization’s cultural significance with Winn-Dixie and its shoppers,” said club President Bro. Elroy A. James.
Zulu is internationally recognized as the most prominent Black carnival organization in New Orleans with a rich history dating back to its inception in 1909.
Each Mardi Gras-to-Geaux bag includes a family meal solution with local carnival favorites, a main course, chips and drinks in a reusable shopping bag.
“Winn-Dixie is extremely proud of our 65-year history in Louisiana and our valued partnerships with dedicated organizations like Ochsner and Zulu,” said Joey Medina, regional vice president for Winn-Dixie. “As we commemorate decades of tradition, we look forward to honoring the unique values and diverse heritage of this exceptional state with incredibly resilient people.”