Race Against Hunger nets $10K for Second Harvest

Betsi JamesOur Town Eats

Race Against Hunger is underway through Nov. 29, 2022, at Food City stores. Customers may make a contribution as they check out. Customers who contribute using their ValuCard will be electronically entered to win their choice of a season race package at Bristol Motor Speedway or a $2,500 contribution made to the charity of their choice.

I was honored recently to present a check for $10,112.89 to Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee from last year’s collection.

Alexis Ramsey is Miss Food City

Alexis Ramsey

Alexis Ramsey of Oakwood, Virginia, was named Miss Food City 2023 in competition Nov. 19 at the McGlothlin Center for the Arts in Emory, Virginia. She will represent Food City at various promotional events during next year.

Ramsey, 25, received her bachelor’s degree in geology from Radford University and is employed by Dominion Energy as an unmanned systems operator. She hopes to inspire young women to explore careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Friends & Pets in Need: This holiday food drive will run through Dec. 31. Specially marked bags containing non-perishable food items, as well as bags containing pet food products, will be available for purchase for $15 plus tax at all Food City locations. Customers may deposit the bags in collection bins located at the front of the store. Again, 100% of the products collected will benefit local hunger relief organizations and animal shelters throughout the region.

Flu Shots are now available at your local Food City Pharmacy with no appointment. Flu shots at Food City Pharmacy are affordable and zero copay with most insurance. For every flu shot given, Food City will make a donation to the Pat Summitt Foundation.

Save a trip and get your other vaccines at the same time. Your local Food City Pharmacy offers a variety of vaccines to help protect you and your family, including Covid-19, pneumonia, shingles and more. Many of these immunizations can be taken at the same time as your flu shot. Just ask our pharmacist for more information.

Jobs, jobs, jobs: Food City continues to hire for full- or part-time jobs, entry-level or skilled positions. Interested candidates can apply online at FoodCity.com or visit any Food City store to complete an application.

Betsi James is special events manager for Food City’s Knoxville and Chattanooga divisions. Food City’s corporate office contributed to this report.


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