School Bucks Challenge underway

Betsi JamesFood, Our Town Kids

Food City has once again pledged $700,000 in contributions for the upcoming school year. With Food City’s School Bucks Challenge, it’s easy to earn reward points. For every $1 you spend, using your Food City ValuCard, you’ll receive one point.

“Our Food City School Bucks Program has provided much-needed support for thousands of schools throughout our market area and our School Bucks Challenge makes points collection easy and efficient,” says Steven C. Smith, Food City president and chief executive officer.

The 2020-2021 School Bucks Challenge began Wednesday, Sept. 2, and continues through May 11, 2021. To ensure your points credit to the school of your choice, simply go online here to link your Food City ValuCard to your preferred school.

Food City has pledged $700,000 for the upcoming school year. School allocations are based upon the percentage of customer purchases assigned to each school. Schools can monitor their progress biannually online at

“Food City is committed to supporting the education of our youth,” said Smith. “Since the program’s inception, we’ve awarded over $20 million in much-needed educational equipment and tools to more than a 1,000 participating area schools.”

For more information about the new Food City School Bucks Challenge, contact your local school, visit or contact the Food City School Bucks coordinator Lisa Johnson at 1-800-232-0174.

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 or

This week’s ad has some clip and save coupon deals – good Friday and Saturday only. And here’s the Food City ad through next Tuesday: Food City_9.4 Knox ROP

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


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