THANK YOU, WILMINGTON: WWAY’s One-Day Blitz breaks record!


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — During a big part of Wilmington’s Christmas tradition, the community helped restock the Salvation Army Food Pantry while exceeding last year’s total.

Maj. Richard Watts said people donated a little more than 10 tons of food during WWAY’s One-Day Blitz today at Krispy Kreme on S. College Road. He said the total amount was 20,056 pounds, breaking last year’s record. Last year, the One-Day Blitz broke another record, as we collected more that nine tons of food and more than $2,600 in donations.

There were also $1,366.74 donated in cash for the event. Watts said about 2,000 people will be helped this holiday season due to the donations! He also said at last check, 1,000 dozen doughnut vouchers were redeemed. That’s about 2,280,000 calories consumed of delicious doughnuts, Watts said.

Each year countless people take part if this event where you give and receive. By donating at least five non-perishable food items or $5 cash, you get a coupon for a free dozen Krispy Kreme donuts that’s good any time.

Watts says the food collected Tuesday will help feed people on our community through April.

Thank you for helping us prove once again why Wilmington is such a wonderful place to live!

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