April 17, 2020, Yulee, FL — While we are all keeping our physical distance, wearing protecting gear, and taking extra precautions to avoid the Coronavirus, many of us still need to go to the grocery store. That is why Starting Point is honored that the Winn-Dixie store in Yulee has chosen it to benefit from its Community Bag program during this difficult time.

With the purchase of any of its reusable Community Bags, the Winn-Dixie store at 96076 Lofton Square Court in Yulee will donate $1 to Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare throughout the month of May. Starting Point uses these funds, along with other donations, to provide mental health services for those in our community who do not have the resources to pay.

Representatives from Winn-Dixie noted: “In this time of uncertainty due to COVID-19, supporting local non-profits has never been more important. Supermarket visits are at an all-time high, and shoppers are still buying Community Bags in strong numbers. Therefore, the Community Bag Program continues and Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare has been chosen as recipient for the month of May.”

“We are grateful for the ongoing support of Winn-Dixie and its commitment to our community during this pandemic crisis,” said Dr. Laureen Pagel, CEO of Starting Point. “The COVID-19 emergency has highlighted the need for our mental health services even more, as more people experience anxiety, depression, increased substance use, and other issues connected to the pandemic. By helping us provide these critical services, Winn-Dixie is investing in the health of our entire community, and we thank them.”

For more information and to find resources to help during the pandemic, visit spbh.org.