Food City School Bucks Program pays off for local schools

By: Erika Glover Email
By: Erika Glover Email

PERRY Co., Ky. (WYMT) - Making a trip to the grocery store could help our local schools. Employees at the Food City in Hazard said that is the goal of their School Bucks Program.

Assistant Manager Jeanette Prater said, "You don't have to have kids to get involved because everybody knows someone in school."

Prater said the program has given millions of dollars towards education. "So far we have given thirteen million dollars to area schools," Prater said.

Cashiers said to get involved you must purchase Value Time, Food City, or any other items from their list of specific brands.

"The school will give the students a bar code and they'll take it to their parents, friends, or whoever for when they come to shop," the assistant manager said.

"We have a list of the schools," Prater said. "If you have a school that you want to let your purchases go towards then all you have to do is give us the name, we'll look it up, and put the number in."

For more information on the Food City School Bucks Program, visit

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