ABINGDON, VA (Friday, December 14, 2012) – Food City and Coca-Cola recently partnered to donate $10,000 to benefit the Johnia Berry Toy Drive. Food City has hosted the annual drive since its inception in 2007.
“Food City is proud to be part of the annual Johnia Berry Toy Drive, which donates thousands of toys to needy children in our area each year,” said Steven C. Smith, Food City president and chief executive officer.
This year’s drive ran November 8th through December 6th, with collection containers placed at area Food City locations throughout the Tri-Cities. The toys are distributed on December 6th each year, the anniversary of Johnia’s death. The Berry Family have selected a number of local agencies to receive the toys, including Haven of Mercy, Tri-State Children’s Home, Safe Passage Women’s Shelter, area schools and many others.
“We would like to thank our loyal customers and associates for their tremendous generosity and support of the toy drive, as well as our media partner, 11 Connects WJHL-TV,” adds Smith.
Headquartered in Abingdon, Virginia, K-VA-T Food Stores operates 104 retail food outlets throughout the tri-state regions of Southeast Kentucky, Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee.