Food City hands out checks to charities chosen by customers

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Food City is celebrating its 100th anniversary.

The regional chain of stores observed the occasion by presenting checks totaling $100-thousand to worthy organizations.

Food city executives made the presentations in four cities this morning including the Chattanooga store in St. Elmo.

Locally, based on voting by store customers, checks went to the Kidney Foundation of Chattanooga–$12,500, Siskin received a check for $7500 and the Chattanooga Salvation Army got $5000. Rick Bishop says giving back to the community has always been a part of their mission.

“That goes back for us from the beginning, we’ve always been encouraged through our founder to give back to the communities. We don’t want to come in and just take and um, we want to give back because the healthier a community is the better it is for us, the better it is for us, the better it is for the community, so yeah, it’s very important.”

Food City made similar presentations this morning in Knoxville, Bristol, Virginia and Hazard Kentucky.

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