Race Against Hunger benefits Community Ministries


By Sam Neace - [email protected]



HAZARD — Since 1992, Food City, in partnership with their customers has conducted an annual campaign to raise funds for local non-profit hunger relief organizations. The holiday promotion, entitled “Race Against Hunger” is co-sponsored by Kellogg’s. Here in Hazard, the cause benefiting from this campaign is Hazard Perry County Community Ministries.

“Hunger is a serious problem throughout our region. Food City and Kellogg’s are proud to be a part of the Race Against Hunger,” says Steven C. Smith, Food City’s president and chief executive officer.

Through November 29th, $1, $3 and $5 scanable cards will be available at the Food City checkout. Customers wishing to make a donation simply need to select the desired dollar amount and it will be conveniently added to their grocery bill. All proceeds will benefit hunger relief and charitable organizations within our region.

With every dollar contribution made using their Food City ValuCard, customers are also electronically entered for a chance to win their choice of a season of racing at Bristol Motor Speedway or a $2,500 contribution made to their favorite charity.

“Million of Americans need food assistance each year. The Food City Race Against Hunger campaign is one way we can help those in need right here in our own area,” adds Kevin Stafford, vice president of marketing for Food City.

“Last year, the program was a huge success, raising $399,500. With the support of our loyal customers and associates, we hope to raise even more funds to aide with this vital need,” said Smith.

Those, who want to make larger donation, or cannot donate through Food City in Hazard can call 606-436-8204 and ask for Renee Chapman. Proceeds will benefit Hazard Perry County Community Ministries.

Sam Neace can be reached at 606-629-3243 or on Twitter @HazardHerald.

By Sam Neace

[email protected]

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