TOP PHOTO: (Left to right) Elaine Streno, executive director, Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee and Betsi James, Food City special events manager.

ABINGDON, VA (SPECIAL TO WLAF) – Since 1992, Food City in partnership with its customers has conducted its annual Race Against Hunger campaign to raise funds for local non-profit hunger relief organizations.

“Hunger is a serious problem throughout our region.  Food City is proud to be a part of the “Race Against Hunger,” says Steven C. Smith, Food City’s president and chief executive officer.

Throughout the promotion, customers wishing to donate simply select the desired dollar amount and it is conveniently added to their order total. All of the proceeds benefit hunger relief and charitable organizations throughout our region.

“Millions of Americans need food assistance each year. The Food City Race Against Hunger campaign is one way we can help those in need right here in our own area,” says Kevin Stafford, Food City vice president of marketing.

The 2021-22 Race Against Hunger campaign raised over $597,700. Food City officials recently presented Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee with $10,112.89 in proceeds.

“We would like to thank our loyal customers for helping make this promotion such a huge success. Their generosity will help feed thousands of our friends and neighbors in need throughout the region,” adds Smith.

Headquartered in Abingdon, Virginia, K-VA-T Food Stores (Food City’s parent company) operates 149 retail outlets throughout southeast Kentucky, southwest Virginia, east Tennessee, north Georgia, and Alabama. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 11/22/2022-6AM)