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Eastern Carolina food pantries receive refrigerated trucks

Updated: Jun. 9, 2021 at 8:20 PM EDT
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PITT COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) -Two local food pantries have received brand new box trucks free of charge to help expand their missions.

The Shepherd’s Pantry in Farmville in Pitt County and the Storehouse Pantry in Morehead City in Carteret County both received brand new refrigerated box trucks from the Food Bank of Central and Eastern Carolina.

Both pantries serve rural communities and the trucks will allow them to expand their operations.

Sandra Williams with the Shepherd’s Pantry says they provide food and household goods to hundreds of families every week. She says the refrigerated truck will allow them to provide more food including meats and dairy items and she hopes to begin delivering to homebound individuals and families.

Williams says, “This truck here my God it’s really truly a blessing. It’s the answer to a prayer that we needed.”

The trucks were provided through the Food Bank’s special grants program with Feeding America.

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