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Local Food City employees recognized for volunteerism

Two area Food City employees are among those being honored by the company for their volunteerism in the community.
David Phillips, an employee at the Food City in Jonesborough, and Ed Green, who works at the Food City in Gray, were among those recognized recently for their good deeds.
Phillips works with the Washington County Heritage Alliance, the March of Dimes and WETS public radio. Green was honored for his work with the Sulphur Springs Volunteer Fire Department.
Each year, Food City recognizes outstanding volunteerism among their associates through their Claude P. Varney Volunteer Recognition Program.
“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 Steven Smith, Food City president and chief executive officer. “We’re extremely proud of the difference our associates make through their many humanitarian contributions. Our company is wholly committed to providing exceptional service to the citizens and communities in which we operate and ensuring our associates have the support they need to become the best corporate citizens possible.”
Each year, special committees are established to review associate volunteer activities and select individual award recipients based on outstanding achievement in the areas of health, education, environment, cultural arts, recreational, heritage/history and public service. One overall winner is selected from each Food City location and corporate level.
Store winners then move on to compete at district level.
Eleven district winners are recognized with an award and a $250 contribution to their choice charity during a special corporate luncheon.
Two divisional winners are then chosen and honored with a plaque and a $500 charity contribution. Finally, one overall winner is selected to receive the Claude P. Varney Humanitarian Award and be publicly recognized for his or her outstanding achievements in addition to a $1,000 charity contribution made on his or her behalf.