88.3 WCQR, Food City, Bristol Motor Speedway & 11 Connects WJHL-TV
Host Annual Tri-Cities Race to End Hunger to Benefit
Second Harvest Food Bank
"Helping Feed Our Neighbors in Need"
ABINGDON, VA (Wednesday, February 23, 2011) - 88.3 WCQR, Food City, Bristol Motor Speedway and 11 Connects WJHL-TV have once again teamed up for the return of their annual Tri-Cities Race to End Hunger food drive to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank.
This year's drive will take place February 28th through March 4th in five participating Food City locations. Area residents are encouraged to bring their non-perishable food items by those locations throughout the week and deposit them in the specially marked collection bins. The participating stores will "race" to see who can collect the most non-perishable items.
88.3 WCQR will be broadcasting live from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at one of the participating Food City locations each day. Listeners will also have a chance to stop in and win some great prizes, including tickets to the Nationwide race and the Food City 500.
Live Broadcast Schedule (3-6 p.m.):
Monday, February 28th Food City #605, Eastman Rd., Kingsport, TN
Tuesday, March 1st Food City #601, S. Roan St., Johnson City, TN
Wednesday, March 2nd Food City #699, Piney Flats, TN
Thursday, March 3rd Food City #631, Elizabethton, TN
Friday, March 4th Food City #617, Volunteer Pkwy., Bristol, TN
Representatives from Second Harvest Food Bank will be on hand on Friday, March 4th at 5:30 p.m. at the Volunteer Parkway Food City in Bristol, TN to reveal the location that collected the most items. Food City officials will also be on hand to make an additional donation of non-perishable items to Second Harvest.
For more information on the Tri-Cities Race to End Hunger, visit the sponsoring websites at wcqr.org, www.foodcity.com, or bristolmotorspeedway.com.
Headquartered in Abingdon, Virginia, K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc. (Food City's parent company) operates 106 retail food outlets throughout the tri-state regions of Southeast Kentucky, Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee secures and distributes food to over 200 agencies that provide services to the needy in the eight-county region. During 2010 the Food Bank distributed almost 7.8 million pounds of food to over 32,000 people each month.