Weigel’s Marks 90th Anniversary With Food Donation

The retailer and partner Tyson Foods filled a semitrailer with meat products for a local food bank.

June 30, 2021

Weigel's Celebrates 90th Anniversary

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.—Weigel’s turned 90 on June 18 and to celebrate the milestone, the convenience chain partnered with Tyson Foods to donate a semitrailer-load of meat products to Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee.

“We feel immensely blessed to have achieved this prominent milestone in our history,” said Bill Weigel, company chairman, in a press release. “We are in the food business, and have considerable food suppliers and partners, such as Tyson Foods. Our success has been built on the support of our community, yet many of our neighbors are struggling to put food on their tables. There is no better way to celebrate than to give back to our community, and we are doing so with our partnership and generous donation from Tyson Foods.”

Weigel’s selected Second Harvest Food Bank to distribute the donated meat products. “They have been helping our local communities over many years and know how to get the product out to where it is needed most,” said Weigel. “We knew they were the perfect match, and we appreciate their desire to work with us in honoring this special time in our history.”

Elaine Streno, director of Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee, said, “Meat products are one of our most requested items and a challenge to distribute, given it’s a perishable product.” Streno said, “Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee is extremely grateful to Weigel’s for the donation of this semi-truckload of Tyson meat products.”

Weigel's 90th anniversary celebration will continue for 90 days with over half a million dollars of awards and prizes being given away to store guests and employees.

“We have much to be grateful and thankful for,” said Weigel. “A 90th anniversary only happens once in a lifetime, and we want to share it with the community who made this day possible.”

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