Food City, which is headquartered in Abingdon, Va., and has a supermarket in Radford at 170 Tyler Ave., kicked off its third annual Friends and Pets in Need Holiday Food Drive today, Nov. 11. The food drive will continue through Dec. 31.
“Food City is proud to host a number of hunger relief programs throughout the year, including our Friends and Pets in Need Holiday Food Drive,” said Food City’s President and CEO, Steven C. Smith.” This drive will benefit local hunger relief organizations and animal shelters throughout our area at a critical time.”
For the duration of the food drive, specially marked bags containing non-perishable food items, as well as bags containing pet food products will be available for purchase for only $10 (plus tax) at the Food City location in Radford. Customers wishing to purchase the bags may deposit them in the collection bins located at the front of the store. One hundred percent of the products collected will benefit local hunger relief organizations and animal shelters throughout the region.
“Millions of Americans and animals need food assistance each year. The Food City Friends and Pets in Need Holiday Food Drive is another way we can help those in need right here in our own area,” said 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 year’s drive to help our neighbors and furry friends in need,” said Smith.