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Piggly Wiggly donates $38K to Imperial Sugar relief
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CHARLESTON, S.C. — Piggly Wiggly Carolina Co. announced that they will donate nearly $38,000 raised through their “Sugar Refinery Family Support Fund” to the individuals and families of those affected by the devastating fire at the Imperial Sugar Co. refinery in Port Wentworth on Feb. 7.

From Feb. 11 through March 17, Piggly Wiggly stores across the Carolinas and parts of Georgia collected $27,939 from guests as they made their way through the check-out lines.

Piggly Wiggly Carolina Co. is contributing an additional $10,000 on top of the money raised through the stores.

“This horrible tragedy not only affected individual people, it affected a community,” said David Schools, Piggly Wiggly CEO. “We have always said that we have the best guests in the business and they have demonstrated this once again by coming together with their outpouring of generosity and support for the Port Wentworth community, whether from across town or across the state. We are so proud that they are part of the Piggly Wiggly family.”

One hundred percent of the monies collected will be distributed to the affected families by the United Way of the Coastal Empire. The Sugar Refinery Family Support Fund is part of Piggly Wiggly’s on-going disaster relief efforts.  

A Charleston, S.C., based supermarket company founded in 1947, Piggly Wiggly Carolina Company today is the largest employee-owned, privately operated retail company in South Carolina.

The company has more than 115 stores and over 5,000 employee owners throughout South Carolina and the southeastern regions of Georgia and North Carolina.