Imagine being able to support your childâ€™s school by simply shopping at certain local stores.Â Four Knox County Schools are benefiting from just that through the Food City â€śSchool Bucksâ€ť educational program.
Representatives from Food City, owned by K-VA-T Stories, Inc., were in the Knox County Public Schools on Thursday, September 9, to deliver more than $7,000 in three separate check presentations.
Schools receiving money from Food City include:Â Knox Central, $2,865.39;Â Flat Lick, $2,790.64; G.R. Hampton, $1,293.43; and Central Elementary, $114.15.
At a joint check presentation held for Flat Lick Elementary and Knox Central High School,Â John Jones, executive vice president, expressed appreciation to the area schools that participated in the program last year.Â Jones shared a written statement from company president Steven Smith stating, â€śIt is an honor to congratulate your school for all your efforts, hard work, and dedication to this program and to present your school with this well-deserved check.â€ť
â€śWeâ€™re committed to giving back to the community we operate in and we take the education of our youth very seriouslyâ€ť, stated Smith.Â â€śSchool Bucks is an easy, cost effective way for area schools to gain the dollars they need to purchase vital educational equipment and tools.â€ť
The Food City School Bucks program is changing for the 2010-2011 school year.Â Â The amount awarded to each school will be based upon the percentage of total purchases made by customers registered to the participating school of their choice.Â Â Food City has pledged to donate up to $600,000 in this yearâ€™s program which started September 12th and will end on April 23, 2011.
Parents and community members who would like more information about the Food City School Bucks program may contact their local school or visit any Food City store.This article was posted on Monday, September 13th, 2010 at 1:05 pm.