Food City recognizes volunteerism


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Food City strives to be well-known for their superior customer service and vast community involvement. In keeping with their service standards, each year Food City recognizes outstanding volunteerism among their associates through their Claude P. Varney Volunteer Recognition Program.

“As a company, we strive to maintain a high level of dedication to service, quality, value and community involvement, while providing a work environment that enables our associates to grow both personally and professionally as successful members of the team,” stated Steven C. Smith, Food City’s president and chief executive officer.

Each year, special committees are established to review associate volunteer activities and select the individual award recipients.

One overall winner is selected from each Food City location and corporate levels. Of those entries, the following individual local store winners were selected: Diana Welch, from the New Tazewell Food City, for her volunteer efforts at Gap Creek Baptist Church and Sue Hopper, from the Middlesboro, Kentucky, Food City, for her volunteer efforts with the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life.

Store winners move on to compete at district level, then divisional and one overall winner is chosen to receive the prestigious Claude P. Varney Humanitarian Award and be recognized for their achievements in addition to a $1,000 charity contribution made on their behalf.

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