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Food City to Host Seventh Annual Johnia Berry Toy Drive

ABINGDON, VA (Tuesday, November 5, 2013) – Food City will once again host the annual Johnia Berry Toy Drive.  This year marks the seventh drive, which began 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 will began November 4th and continue through December 5th.  Specially marked collection containers will be located at area Food City locations throughout the Tri-Cities.  The toys are scheduled to be distributed on December 6th, 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 106 retail food outlets throughout the tri-state regions of Southeast Kentucky, Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee.