Food City awards $597,700 for hunger relief

Betsi JamesOur Town Eats

Since 1992, Food City – in partnership with its customers – has conducted an annual campaign to raise funds for local non-profit hunger relief organizations.

“Hunger is a serious problem throughout our region. Food City is proud to be a part of the Race Against Hunger, says Steven C. Smith, Food City’s president and chief executive officer.

Throughout the promotion, customers wishing to donate simply select the desired dollar amount and it is added to their order total. 100% of the proceeds benefit hunger relief and charitable organizations throughout our region.

Last year’s campaign raised over $597,700 and we hope to raise even more this year to benefit our friends and neighbors in need.

Race Against Hunger is underway through Nov. 29, 2022, at Food City stores. Customers are invited to 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.

Growing again: Food City just opened a new store in Cartersville, Georgia. The local response was tremendous at the ribbon-cutting, the opening-day sales and the business after hours reception for community leaders.

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 needed and 300 bonus fuel bucks. 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 one of our knowledgeable pharmacists 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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