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Laura Oxner helps load the truck with bread at Greensboro Coliseum Complex in Greensboro on Friday. Spectra, the Greensboro Coliseum contracted food service concessionaire, donated unused food from the basketball tournaments to local food banks.



Food donations

Don Milholin of Out of the Garden Project shares how many families could be fed the food donated at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex in Greensboro, NC on Friday March 13, 2020. donated unused food from basketball tournaments to local food banks.



Food donations

Laura Oxner helps prepare food to be donated on Friday March 13, 2020 at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex in Greensboro, NC. Spectra, the Greensboro Coliseum contracted food service concessionaire, donated unused food from the basketball tournaments to local food banks.



Food donations

Jason Perry (left) loads bread into the truck at Greensboro Coliseum Complex in Greensboro, NC on Friday, March 13, 2020. Spectra, the Greensboro Coliseum contracted food service concessionaire, donated unused food from the basketball tournaments to local food banks.



Food donations

Don Milholin of the Out of the Garden project loads groceries onto the truck at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex in Greensboro, NC on Friday, March 13, 2020. Spectra, the Greensboro Coliseum contracted food service concessionaire, donated unused food from the basketball tournaments to local food banks.

GREENSBORO – What happens to all the unused food if the ACC and NCAA tournaments at Greensboro Coliseum are canceled?

Fortunately, there were some local food banks that happily took it.

“It’s an amazing amount of food because it’s custom meals and prepared foods,” said Don Milholin, executive director and president of Out of the Garden Project, a nonprofit that helps bring groceries to the table of those in need lay.

Milholin was at the Coliseum Friday afternoon to collect 1,500 pounds of food donated by Spectra Food Services, the Colosseum’s contracted concessionaire.

And he wasn’t alone. The Delancey Street Foundation was another local nonprofit that benefited from the culinary windfall.

Laura Oxner coordinated the collection. She is a local volunteer for Rock and Wrap It, a 29-year-old New York City organization that acts as an intermediary to bring donated food to nonprofits that need it.

“We’re sort of a liaison that researches dispensers like the Coliseum or grocery vendors and matches them with verified nonprofits that are capable of serving the food,” Oxner said.

She met with Spectra on Friday morning and quickly realized something: this wasn’t the usual donation.

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