Tuesday, November 26, 2019 | 10am-6pm

About Celebrity Bagging

Celebrity Bagging is an annual fundraising event hosted by Food City on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. During Celebrity Bagging, volunteer celebrities bag groceries for a short length of time at one of 32 Food City locations across the region and collect tips to benefit each store’s local United Way. 

The following list shows participating Food City locations across the region and which local United Way will receive donations from that store.

United Way of Southwest Virginia

820 – 3004 US Highway 23 North, Weber City, VA
823 – 396 Towne Centre Drive, Abingdon, VA
827 – 1135 Claypool Hill Mall Road, Cedar Bluff, VA
848 – 910 N. Main Street, Marion, VA
849 – 145 W. Lee Highway, Chilhowie, VA
852 – 1000 Leatherwood Lane, Bluefield, VA – NEW STORE
859 – 1400 Bob White Boulevard, Pulaski, VA – NEW STORE
865 – 955-A East Stuart Drive, Galax, VA
866 – 568 East Main Street, Independence, VA
890 – 159 Pittston Road, Lebanon, VA
895 – 205 River Bend Drive, Suite 102, Pennington Gap, VA
898 – 207 Woodland Drive SW, Wise, VA

United Way of Bristol

617 – 1430 Volunteer Parkway, Bristol, TN
622 – 1317 Virginia Avenue, Hwy. 421, Bristol, TN
669 – 1921 Highway 394, Blountville, TN
816 – 100 Bonham Road, Lee Highway, P.O. Box 16219, Bristol, VA
821 – 1320 Euclid Avenue, Euclid Avenue Shopping Center, Bristol, VA

United Way of Elizabethton/Carter County

631 – 920 Broad St., Village Shopping Center, Elizabethton, TN
699 – 6681 Bristol Highway, Piney Flats, TN

United Way of Greater Chattanooga

249 – 531 Battlefield Parkway, Fort Oglethorpe, GA
703 – 5604 Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN
716 – 3801 Tennessee Avenue, Chattanooga, TN

United Way of Greater Kingsport

605 – 1205 N. Eastman Road, Crown Point Center, Kingsport, TN
657 – 300 Clinchfield Street, Kingsport, TN
664 – 1911 Moreland Drive, Kingsport, TN

United Way of Hawkins County

612 – 1287 East Main Street, Rogersville, TN

United Way of McMinn and Meigs Counties

686 – 14 South White St., Athens, TN

United Way of Metropolitan Nashville for Unicoi County, TN

625 – 110 N Industrial Dr, Erwin, TN

United Way of the Ocoee Region

712 – 255 Ocoee Crossing North, Cleveland, TN

United Way of Washington County TN

601 – 2120 S. Roan St., Johnson City, TN
629 – 920 North State of Franklin Rd., Johnson City, TN
640 – 500 Forest Drive, Jonesborough, TN
641 – 4307 North Roan Street, Carroll Creek Crossing, Johnson City, TN
670 – 125 Judge Gresham Rd., Gray, TN

Are you a SWVA “celebrity”? Volunteer in a Southwest Virginia store!

United Way of Southwest Virginia has 12 participating Food City stores in our service area. We need your help to fill those stores with volunteers!

Again this year, we are asking our local celebrities to form teams to bag groceries for one hour together!  We use the term “celebrity” very loosely — that is, ANYONE can create a volunteer team to bag groceries together.  Team members could consist of fellow employees, family members, church members, golf buddies, etc.

A team can consist of a minimum of four people and a maximum of seven people. You and your Celebrity Bagging volunteers will sign up for a one-hour shift between 10am and 6pm on Tuesday, November 26. Sign up by Thursday, November 7, 2019!

If you’d like to volunteer your time to bag groceries as way to encourage donations to United Way of Southwest Virginia, we thank you! We are excited about your participation and invite you to follow these two easy steps.

STEP 1: View available time slots in each position at each SWVA store location using the spreadsheet on this page.

STEP 2: Once you find an available time slot, just email volunteer@unitedwayswva.org to sign up!