NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Winn-Dixie and Tyler Perry teamed up to provide food and essentials to elderly and high-risk people throughout the state.

The well-known filmmaker and actor who hails from New Orleans, partnered with the neighborhood grocer on Wednesday, April 8 during the Senior and High-Risk Shopping Hour to purchase groceries for customers at all 29 Louisiana stores.

Perry’s generous act addresses the widespread need for resources in a community that has been drastically impacted by COVID-19.

As Louisiana intensely feels the impact of COVID-19, Winn-Dixie continues to take the steps needed to ensure everyone has the opportunity to provide for their families during these unprecedented times. Winn-Dixie strives to make local communities safer and stronger, and be a source of support for neighbors. As a community, we are stronger together.