Out of the Bell County area, East End Intermediate school received the most money with a total of $1,115.89. Bell Central received the second most with a total of $1,096.61.
In the Claiborne County area TNT Primary received the most money with $1,988.97 with Soldiers Memorial Middle School coming in second with $1,962.58.
For every $10 in Food City exclusive brand purchases, the designated school received 1 point towards their school bucks rewards. Participating brands included: Food City, Food Club, Full Circle, Paws, ValuTime, Top Care, Academix, Domestix, and many other brands.
“We’re committed to giving back to the communities we operate in and we take the education of our youth very seriously, said Steven C. Smith, Food City president and CEO. “Our Food City School Bucks Program is an easy, cost effective way for area schools to gain the dollars needed to purchase vital education equipment and tools.”
Food City pledged a total of $600,000 in contributions fro the previous school year. The amount awarded to each school is based upon the percentage of total purchases made by the customers assigned to that school.
These schools are scheduled to receive a total of $22,434.33 from last year’s program. According to the Food City website, they will be donating $600,000 in cash through the program again for the 2011 - 2012 school year as well.
“Food City has always been an industry leader in supporting the education of our youth and we’re very excited to be awarding area schools with the funds from last year’s Food City School Bucks Program,” commented Ron Bonacci, vice president of marketing for Food City.
The 2011 - 2012 program began September 11 and will continue through April 22, 2012. Like last year, students will be supplied with a bar-coded number to provide to their friends and family members.
When scanned during the initial check-out process, the bar-code alerts the system of the corresponding school to credit with purchases from that point forward.
For more information about this program or hot to participate, please contact your local school or visit the website at www.foodcity.com or contact the Foot City School Bucks coordinator, Lisa Johnson, at 1-800-232-0174 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A total of $22,434.33 was presented to the schools through the Middlesboro Food City School Bucks program. All schools receiving checks from the Middlesboro Food City were:
Bell County High School received $998.63
Bell Central School Center received $1,096.61
Boone Elementary School received $116.45
Clear Creek Baptist Bible College received $116.45
Dogwood Heights Child Care received $116.45
East End Intermediate School received $1,115.89
Ellen Myers Primary received $1,596.19
Flat Lick Elementary School received $619.02
G R Hampton Elementary School received $219.16
Hancock County Elementary School received $341.69
Heritage Christian Academy received $911.05
Knox Central High School received $2,645.24
Middlesboro Christian Academy received $116.45
Middlesboro High School received $116.45
Middlesboro Middle School received $782.04
Middlesboro Primary received $767.33 Midway Elementary School received $875.02
Pineville Elementary School received $177.39
Red Bird Mission received $116.45
Rose Hill Elementary received $721.71
Soldiers Memorial Middle School received $1,962.58
Springdale Elementary School received $1,392.08
St. Julian School received $896.14
The Alpha School received $1,180.54
TNT Primary received $1,988.97
Tri-State Christian Academy received $116.45
Whitley County North Elementary School received $406.54
Yellow Creek School Center received $925.36