Food City president and CEO Steve Smith (right) and vice-president of marketing Kevin Stafford (left) make a donation to Steve Tomlin, regional director of donor ministries for Samaritan’s Purse, during a ceremony on Monday in Bristol. CONTRIBUTED
Food City recently teamed up with several local media affiliates to host a chain-wide fundraising campaign to benefit Hurricane Florence relief efforts. The drive raised more than $167,000, including a $5,000 corporate contribution from Food City.
“The lives of many of our friends and neighbors have been devastated by Hurricane Florence. We want to do everything possible to provide assistance during this critical time,” said Steven C. Smith, Food City president and chief executive officer.
The campaign ran Sept. 21-30 in all Food City locations throughout Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee and North Georgia. Customers wishing to participate were given an opportunity to make a monetary donation at the checkouts.
Official check presentations were held on Monday to disperse the funds equally between two local organizations – Samaritan’s Purse and The Salvation Army, to assist with relief efforts.
Smith and Stafford present a check to Salvation Army Captain Michael Cox (center) on Monday. The money, which was raised during a fundraiser in September, will go to help relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. CONTRIBUTED