TOP PHOTO: Donations from shoppers at the La Follette Food City were a part of the donations raised to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

At Thursday’s check presentation from left to right, are Greg Sparks – Food City, Amy Waller – JDRF, Andi Holbrook – JDRF and
Betsi James – Food City.

KNOXVILLE, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) – Food City presented a significant check, more than $600,000, to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation on Thursday afternoon. That took place at the Food City at 9565 Middlebrook Pike at Knoxville.

Each year, Food City hosts a company-wide “sneaker” fundraising campaign to benefit JDRF. The 2022 promotion ran from April 6th to May 3rd. Food City shoppers were invited to contribute at the register. 100% of the funds collected benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

“Diabetes is a serious issue facing many of our associates, our loyal customers and their family members and we are proud to be able to partner with JDRF to help find a cure for Juvenile Diabetes,” says Steven C. Smith, Food City president and chief executive officer. “Thanks to the generosity of our loyal customers and associates, Food City continues to be JDRF’s largest supporter in the East Tennessee market, having raised more than $4 million over the past decade.” (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 02/10/2023-6AM)