LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Catholic Action Center is getting a big donation of food after flooding made it impossible for Lundy’s to donate the food to victims of Florence.
The truck carrying the food made it to the North Carolina border, but it was clear there was no way it could get through the flooded roads. Lundy’s and Emergency Disaster Services, the company that sent it there, decided to bring the food back and donate it to the Catholic Action Center.
Flooded roadways made it impossible for a truck filled with food for #HurricaneFlorence victims to get into the Carolinas.
Since everything on board will go bad if it’s not used soon, Lundy’s turned the truck around & is donating the food locally.@LEX18News pic.twitter.com/uQiAv7Ghoh
— Karolina Buczek (@Karolina_Buczek) September 17, 2018
Alissa Tibe with the Emergency Disaster Services tells LEX 18 that if the food sat in the truck waiting for the roadways to clear in North Carolina, it would have gone bad.
“It wouldn’t hold as we wait and get ready for our five sites in North Carolina, so we thought the best course of action was to get it back to Lexington where we knew we could put it to use,” said Tibe.
The chef at the Catholic Action Center says that fresh products, especially dairy items like butter, don’t get donated often, so it is a real treat for them.