Food City gives back

Betsi JamesLoudon, Our Town Outdoors

Food City helped raise $240,500 for the Boys & Girls Club of the Tennessee Valley as primary sponsor of the 33rd annual Irwin Food City Bass Tournament held Saturday, April 30, at the Tellico Canal Ramp in Lenoir City, Tennessee.

In the “buddy tournament,” participants picked their partner with two in each boat. Winners this year were Jeff Moore and Cody Seeber, who split the $10,000 first prize. The prize money came from entry fees; the money for the Boys & Girls clubs was raised by Food City and our vendors/sponsors. Find their names, along with the names and rankings of everyone in the tournament here.

Judge Tim Irwin

It’s always fun to work with Judge Irwin, a local boy made good. He and his brothers grew up with their dad away from home frequently as he was a detective for the Knoxville Police Department. Irwin says he spent time at the Boys Club and it made a difference in his life.

Tim Irwin was a standout football player at Central High School and the University of Tennessee. He spent most of his NFL career with the Minnesota Vikings, and while others did whatever pro players do, Irwin went to law school.

Now he helps kids as Knox County’s Juvenile Court judge and as sponsor of the annual bass tournament. Great guy, great program. Food City is proud to be a sponsor.

Holding the big check are Judge Tim Irwin; Bart McFadden of the Boys & Girls Club; and Ron Tacker, executive vice president of store operations for Food City’s Knoxville division.

Algood Drugs: Food City has partnered with Algood Drugs in Cookeville, both companies announced. Prescription and refill information from Algood were transferred to the new Food City Pharmacy, at 1545 East 10th Street in Cookeville, on the evening of Tuesday, May 10. Algood Drugs has been owned and operated by Brad and Rachel Cross for the past 12 years.    

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 or visit any Food City store to complete an application.

Betsi James is special events manager for Food City’s Knoxville and Chattanooga divisions.


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