“A stroke of luck”: Greensboro Meals Giveaway Helps 10,000 folks in want amid COVID-19 Disaster Native Information
Foster-Caviness often works with nonprofits like Second Harvest Food Bank in northwest North Carolina, which serves 18 counties in the Piedmont Triad. The company donates five to 15 pallets of groceries a week to the Out of the Garden project.
But Wednesday’s product giveaway was the largest food donation Out of the Garden Project has ever received.
“That’s more products than we spend in a whole month. It’s just crazy, ”said Don Milholin, President of Out of the Garden.
At 10:30 am, pallet after pallet, potatoes, apples, lettuce, carrots, melons, oranges and pineapples were unloaded from four trucks. The nearly 50,000 pounds of groceries overran the church parking lot.
“There is everything from avocados to strawberries and blueberries to just about any vegetable you can name,” said Milholin.
Cars snaked through the parking lot on Merritt Drive, well past the Patterson Street flyover. Around 400 cars per hour drove through the loading zone.
Jason Kempworth did a good job keeping traffic moving when he waved his arms and yelled, “Come down! The price is correct! “
Kempworth, a Foster-Caviness employee, said he was no stranger to giving directions.
“I specialize in logistics and sales, so I’m used to it,” he said.