Food City celebrates 100 years by giving $100K to charities

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - Food City is marking 100 years in business and to celebrate, the company is giving out $100,000 to charitable organizations.

The first Food City supermarket opened in Greeneville, Tenn., in 1918. From automatic doors to home delivery services, a lot has changed in the grocery business in the last century.

"The 100 year celebration is obviously something we're very proud of. You look around today, and not many companies can say that they've been around or been in business for 100 years," said Food City Executive Vice President Ron Tacker.

You can vote for your favorite charity on Food City's website beginning April 18. Some of those include Remote Area Medical, the Pat Summitt Foundation, Operation Honor Guard, the Emerald Youth Foundation and the Boys and Girls Club of the Tennessee Valley.

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