Local food pantries get a boost

Betsi JamesFood, West Knox

The 2019-2020 Race Against Hunger campaign raised over $562,000, and Food City officials made donations to various hunger relief organization throughout the area.


Since 1992, Food City – in partnership with its customers – has conducted the annual Race Against Hunger with full support from Steven C. Smith, Food City’s president and CEO.

Todd Burnette of Food City #677 on Clinton Highway with Bill Rimmer, pastor of Norwood United Methodist Church, and Joe Phillips.

Customers donate by adding a gift to their order total. 100% of the proceeds benefit hunger relief and charitable organizations throughout our region.

Smith said customers’ generosity “will help feed thousands of our friends and neighbors in need.”

MDBox: Patients and their families can save time and money and get the care they need from the comfort of their own home – any time of the day or night. Food City customers will receive $10 off their first MDBox visit. Info at www.reliantid.com or www.mdbox.com.

This week’s Friday and Saturday ad features meat and potatoes (beef tenderloin $7.99/lb and potatoes 10 lbs/$3.99). Click link to read: Food City_8.28 Knox ROP

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

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