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New Refrigerated Food Truck to Serve Families Across Delmarva

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DOVER, Del.- With Thanksgiving just a couple weeks away, Perdue Farms presented a new refrigerated food truck to the Food Bank of Delaware. People in Dover gathered on Tuesday afternoon at the Calvary Church to make sure no one goes hungry during this upcoming holiday season.

Perdue Farms teamed with Calvary Church for its monthly food pantry. It was an opportunity for Perdue to unveil its new truck to the public. Perdue Farms, along with the Harry K Foundation, the United States Department of Agriculture, and ACME worked together to present the new 26-foot box truck. 

Volunteers dedicated their time to fill over 70 families cars with food items. This new vehicle will enable the Food Bank of Delaware to safely transport and re-distribute perishable donations to food-insecure communities throughout Delaware. Deborah Jackson is one of the many people who came out to receive healthy meals for the holidays. Jackson says it means the world to have resources right in her community. 

"Not every time, but there are some times when you are low on groceries or you don't have much for the holidays. You can always come to the Calvary Church and they will open their doors," says Jackson.

As the temperatures began to drop Tuesday afternoon, families were able to pull up to the mobile food bank. Volunteers greeted them at their cars and filled their cars with perishable and non-perishable food items. Families can receive food during the holiday season by applying for food assistance at Calvary Church. Next they can sign up for the mobile food pantry and start receiving food on the go. 

This new refrigerated truck would not be possible without the hands of volunteers. Toby Lamb, who has been volunteering at the church for the past year, says he very grateful to dedicate his time to those less fortunate. 

"It's a rewarding feeling, I mean God definitely blessed me and He blessed this church for us to give back to this community," says Lamb. 

Perdue Farms Executive Director Kim Nechay says this truck is uniquely equipped to make the holidays brighter. 

"Many food banks including this one are able to deliver canned goods on a regular basis. However to be able to have perishable fresh fruit, veggies, and protein on a regular basis is such a blessing," says Nechay. 

A number of partners helped this new truck come to life. The Food Bank of Delaware says in total $100,000 was raised to make this dream truck become a reality. 

 

 

 

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