Winn-Dixie, Deuce and Coca-Cola Team Up at Thanksgiving
Jonathan Vilma/Deuce McAllister.aspx">Deuce McAllister to hand out turkeys to underserved families
The Louisiana Coca-Cola Bottling Company in cooperation with Winn-Dixie and Saints' Running Back Jonathan Vilma/Deuce McAllister.aspx">Deuce McAllister will share in the Thanksgiving spirit by giving away complete turkey dinners to 100 families in the New Orleans area on Tuesday, November 25, 2008, from 5 p.m.- 7 p.m., at the Winn-Dixie on 3300 Paris Road, Chalmette, La. 70043.
Jonathan Vilma/Deuce McAllister.aspx">Deuce McAllister and the New Orleans Saintsations will meet and greet 100 pre-selected families from four area non-profit organizations, which include Angel's Place, Families Helping Families, Israelite Baptist Church, and Greater Evergreen Baptist Church.
"Thanksgiving is a wonderful time for us to reflect on the previous year and enjoy precious time with our family and friends over great food. I once again thank Coca-Cola and Winn-Dixie for including my foundation, Catch 22, in this endeavor to help families in our area enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner," said Jonathan Vilma/Deuce McAllister.aspx">Deuce McAllister, running back, New Orleans Saints.
Coca-Cola and Winn-Dixie partnered to provide the turkey dinners and drinks for the families.
"Winn-Dixie is proud to show its commitment to this Great City by partnering to make this event possible," said Joey Medina, Winn-Dixie's regional vice president. "Giving back to our neighbors is another way Winn-Dixie continues getting better all the time."
"Once again we are honored to support 'Deucegiving' ", said Charlie Mader, sales center manager, Louisiana Coca-Cola Bottling Company. "Thanksgiving is a celebration of togetherness and at this critical time of year we are glad that we can support a program that will put dinner on families' tables."
Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., (NASDAQ: WINN) is one of the nation's largest food retailers. Founded in 1925, the Company is headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla. The Company currently operates 521 retail grocery locations, including more than 400 in-store pharmacies, in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia and Mississippi. For more information, please visit www.winn-dixie.com.
About Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc.
The Louisiana Coca-Cola Bottling Company is an operating company of Coca-Cola Enterprises [NYSE: CCE], which is the world's largest marketer, distributor, and producer of bottle and can liquid nonalcoholic refreshment. Coca‑Cola Enterprises sells approximately 80 percent of The Coca-Cola Company's bottle and can volume in North America and is the sole licensed bottler for products of The Coca-Cola Company in Belgium, continental France, Great Britain, Luxembourg, Monaco, and the Netherlands. For more information, please visit www.cokecce.com/