Food City is well-known for their numerous hunger relief initiatives. This holiday season, the local supermarket chain is launching a new program – the Holiday Friends in Need Food Drive.
“Hunger is a serious problem throughout our region. Food City is proud to introduce what we hope will be an annual program – the Holiday Friends in Need Food Drive. This much needed food drive will benefit local hunger relief organizations throughout our area,” says Steven C. Smith, Food City’s president and chief executive officer.
Beginning November 1st and continuing through December 31st, specially marked bags containing a variety of non-perishable foods will be available for purchase for only $10 (plus tax) at all area Food City locations. Customers wishing to purchase the bags may deposit them in the collection bins located at the front of the store. 100% of the products collected will benefit local hunger relief organizations throughout the region.
“Millions of Americans need food assistance each year. The Food City Holiday Friends in Need Food Drive is another way we can help those in need right here in our own area,” adds Kevin Stafford, vice president of marketing for Food City.
“Food City’s ongoing hunger relief initiatives have been a tremendous success and we are hoping to set a new record with this drive to help our friends and neighbors in need,” said Smith.
Headquartered in Abingdon, Virginia, K-VA-T Food Stores (Food City’s parent company) operates 130 retail outlets throughout southeast Kentucky, southwest Virginia, east Tennessee, Chattanooga and north Georgia.