Donation to Chattanooga Area Food Bank


In Its 6th Year, the Program Called “Families Helping Families” Has Been Running in Stores During November and December with Dietz & Watson Donating Up to $.10 Cents Per Pound of Meats and Cheeses Purchased at Store DelisCheck was presented to three area food banks in Food City areas (Tri-Cities, Knoxville, Chattanooga) by premium deli meat and cheese company Dietz & Watson and Food City supermarkets.Families Helping Families is a Dietz & Watson charitable purchase program run in conjunction with partner supermarkets around the country that encourages consumers to purchase Dietz & Watson products at the service deli to support a local charity or organization within the retailer’s community. For every pound of Dietz & Watson meats or cheeses purchased at area Food City delis during the promotion, a donation was made to the organizations selected by Food City. The program ran in stores from Nov. 9 through Dec. 6. In the past six years, Families Helping Families has generated cash and product donations to organizations around the country of nearly $750,000.

ABOUT THE RECIPIENTS:Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee – Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee has led the effort to end hunger in Northeast Tennessee since 1986. An affiliate of the Feeding America Network of Food Banks, Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee is the only food bank serving the eight-county region incorporating Carter, Greene, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, and Washington counties. The food bank is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization located in Kingsport, Tennessee and is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest food bank network.Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee – Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee, a member of Feeding America, has worked to compassionately feed the hungry since 1982. In FY19, Second Harvest distributed 20 million pounds of food across 18 East Tennessee counties. Through programs and 550+ nonprofit partners, Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee provides food to more than 143,000 children, adults and seniors each month.Chattanooga Area Food Bank – The Chattanooga Area Food Bank’s mission is to lead a network of partners and unite the community to eliminate hunger by feeding, nourishing, and empowering those we serve. The Chattanooga Area Food Bank’s vision is to provide equitable access to food and resources to end hunger today and build pathways for a healthy, hungry-free future.ABOUT FOOD CITY – Headquartered in Abingdon, Virginia, K-VA-T Food Stores (Food City’s parent company) operates 149 retail outlets throughout southeast Kentucky, southwest Virginia, east Tennessee, north Georgia, and Alabama.ABOUT DIETZ & WATSON – Founded in 1939 by Gottlieb Dietz, and still family-owned and operated today, Dietz & Watson remains true to their original old-world recipes and Gottlieb’s commitment to “quality above all else.” Creating the freshest and leanest beef, ham, pork, turkey breast and chicken breast, Dietz & Watson’s offerings are enhanced only with all-natural spices and seasonings for optimum flavor profiles. All Dietz & Watson deli meats and cheeses are free of artificial flavors, colors, fillers, extenders and MSG. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Dietz & Watson continues their tradition of family commitment and to leading the industry in the crafting of the world’s best premium deli meats and artisan cheeses. The company is led by founder Gottlieb Dietz’ grandchildren, Louis Eni (President and CEO), Chris Eni (COO) and Cindy Eni Yingling (CFO). Today, the fourth generation of then family, Lauren Eni, Christopher Yingling, Timothy Yingling, Michael Eni, Greg Yingling and CJ Eni have joined the company to carry the tradition further. Learn more at

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L to R: David Haaf (Vice President of Food Service and Starbucks Operations at Food City), Melissa Blevins (President & CEO), Leslie Dully (DW account manager).

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