This year Food City is proud to be celebrating their 100th Anniversary. The retail supermarket chain has a number of exciting events planned throughout the year-long celebration. Food City recently announced plans to donate over $100,000 to charitable organizations throughout their market area. The funds are in addition to the many benevolent works currently sponsored by the company.
“In today’s competitive market place, it’s very rare to see a company celebrating their 100th Anniversary,” says Steven C. Smith, Food City president and chief executive officer. “Food City is extremely proud to have served our friends and neighbors for the past 100 years. We realize this would not be possible without the loyalty and support of our customers and associates. We wanted to show our appreciation by donating an additional $100,000 to some of the charitable organizations that help make our region a better place to live, work and raise our children.”
Food City teamed up with local media partners WYMT, WCYB, WATE and WRCB to host their 100th Anniversary Charity Challenge. The contest began April 18 and continued through May 29, 2018. Participating local charities were selected from each of their four market areas – Southeast Kentucky, Tri-Cities, Knoxville and Chattanooga. The public was encouraged to visit foodcitycharitychallenge.com to vote for the charity of their choice.
The votes have been tallied and company officials are in the process of presenting checks to the winning organizations. The charity that received the most votes in each market area will receive $12,500. The second place winners will each receive $7,500 and third place winners will be awarded $5,000 each.
“We would like to thank our local media partners for their tremendous support in promoting our Food City 100th Anniversary Charity Challenge. We had a tremendous response throughout the voting process and we’re excited to announce our winners and begin presenting checks,” adds Smith. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 06/25/2018-6AM)