Food City has teamed up with Bristol Motor Speedway and 88.3 WCQR for the return of their annual Food City 500 Cans Food Drive. 

The drive takes place March 8th through March 12th, with a different Food City location serving as the collection site each day.  Participating sites will "race" to see who can collect the most non-perishable items, all of which will be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank. 

Customers are encouraged to help their local Food City take the checkered flag by dropping their non-perishable food items off on their area's specified collection date.  The collection schedule is as follows:

Food City #605, 1205 N. Eastman Rd., Kingsport, TN 37664 - Monday, March 8th

Food City #601, 2120 S. Roan St., Johnson City, TN 37601 - Tuesday, March 9th

Food City #699, 5970 Hwy. 11E, Piney Flats, TN 37686 - Wednesday, March 10th

Food City #631, 920 Broad St., Elizabethton, TN 37643 - Thursday, March 11th

Food City #617, 1430 Volunteer Pkwy., Bristol, TN 37620 - Friday, March 12th


88.3 WCQR will be broadcasting live from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at each collection site, encouraging shoppers to bring their non-perishable items by and receive a chance to win some great prices, including tickets to Pole Day, the Nationwide Series race and the Food City 500. 

Representatives from Second Harvest Food Bank will be on hand on Friday, March 12th 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 a donation of non-perishable items to Second Harvest.      

Headquartered in Abingdon, Virginia, K-VA-T Food Stores (Food City's parent company) operates 105 retail food outlets throughout the tri-state regions of Southeast Kentucky, Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee.