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BLUEFIELD, Va (WVVA)-- A popular grocery store donates money to area elementary and high schools.

Monday, Food City in Bluefield, Virginia donated money to eleven schools through its school bucks program.

In the program, customers could earn points to turn into cash for their school.

The store manager, Steve Remines, says it's for schools to use to buy books, supplies, and fund programs for their students.

"That's where most of my employees come from, is local schools," he said.  "It's just very important for us to be involved in that."

Kara Wikle, who accepted a check for Rocky Gap High School, said this money is very helpful.

"With all the budget cutbacks, it's so great to have another way to fund our programs," she said. "And we appreciate food city working with us so our students won't have to give up programs they love during the school year."

The checks ranged from $35 to more than $2,000.

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