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Perdue presents new refrigerated truck to the Food Bank of Delaware

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The Food Bank of Delaware now has a brand new refrigerated truck to help serve the First State.

The Food Bank of Delaware has a brand new refrigerated truck - courtesy of a “Drive Out Hunger” truck challenge grant.

 

 

The new vehicle will enable the Food Bank to safely transport and re-distribute perishable donations to food-insecure communities throughout the First State.

“We travel thousands and thousands of miles up and down the State of Delaware collecting non-perishable and perishable donations for families in need. And as you can imagine there is quite a bit of wear and tear on our vehicles. And we had expressed to Perdue (Farms) that we were in need of a new refrigerated truck,” said Kim Turner - communications director for the Food Bank.

She says the Perdue Foundation, Perdue Farms’ charitable giving arm - presented the Food Bank with $57,500 in 2018 and challenged the community to raise the additional $42,500 needed to purchase the 26-foot box truck, “The truck cost a total of $100,000.”

Turner says the USDA, the Harry K. Foundation and Acme stepped up to the challenge, donating $35,000, $15,000 and $7,500, respectively.