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Food City applauds volunteers

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Food City stores in Harriman, Kingston and Oliver Springs recently recognized employees through the supermarket chain’s Claude P. Varney Volunteer Recognition Program.

Teresa Biles of the Harriman store was honored for her work with New Life Apostolic Church, the American Red Cross and Harriman Care and Rehabilitation Center.

The Kingston store applauded Christian Noe for work with Coalfield Volunteer Fire Department.
Amy Rigney, an associate at the Oliver Springs store, was honored for her work with Norwood Elementary School, Fairfield Glade First Baptist Church and Beech Park Baptist Church.

“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,” said Steven C. Smith, Food City’s president and chief executive officer.

Following his attendance at a June 2002 White House meeting geared toward boosting national volunteerism through corporate support, Smith administered the creation of Food City’s Claude P. Varney Volunteer Recognition Program in memory of the company’s former president and board vice chairman noted for his compassion and humanitarian services.

“Many of our associates volunteer their time and talents to numerous service organizations throughout the areas in which we operate and we feel it’s needful to recognize the valuable services and support they provide,” said Smith.

One overall winner is selected from each store and corporate levels.