Virginia man trucks over 2,000 lbs of fresh food to Carolinas

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – One Virginia mans say he was “on a mission” to bring fresh food to the Carolinas, after Hurricane Florence hit, because he knew the crops were going to be ruined and most stores’ food would be spoiled.

Jeff Taylor, who started a farmer’s market in Columbus County 14 years ago, has already made two trips.

Last week, he brought 500 lbs to the Red Cross’ World Kitchen. He, also, brought over 500 lbs of canned goods and 2,000 lbs of fresh harvest produce to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.

The produce is provided by a small community of farmers at the Shenandoah Valley Produce Auction in Dayton, Virginia. Other sponsors include: NW Works, which provided the truck and driver, and Holtzman Oil Company, which provided the fuel for the trucks.

Taylor plans to make another trip down to the Carolinas this Thursday.

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