“A stroke of luck”: Greensboro Meals Giveaway helps 10,000 individuals in want amid the COVID-19 disaster | commerce
Foster-Caviness frequently works with nonprofits such as Second Harvest Food Bank in northwest North Carolina, which serves 18 counties in the Piedmont Triad. The company donates between five and 15 pallets of groceries a week to Out of the Garden Project.
But Wednesday’s product raffle 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 a.m., pallet after pallet with potatoes, apples, lettuce, carrots, melons, oranges and pineapples was unloaded from four trucks. The nearly 50,000 pounds of groceries overran the church parking lot.
“From avocados to strawberries and blueberries to every vegetable you can name, there is everything,” says Milholin.
Cars snaked through the entire parking lot out onto Merritt Drive, well past the Patterson Street flyover. Around 400 cars per hour drove through the loading zone.
Jason Kempworth kept traffic going well 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 that,” he said.