Got Milk? We do.

Updated: Aug 29, 2019

This morning, a large semi pulled up to the docks at our centrally located warehouses in Winston-Salem.

This, alone, is not necessarily eventful. Every day, trucks large and small are coming and going from Second Harvest Food Bank, moving food rescued from grocery stores and manufacturers, saving it from becoming waste. In fact, Second Harvest has our own fleet of trucks–perhaps you have seen them as they travel out on the roads of our 18-county service area gathering and distributing food.

But the content of today’s truck delivery was special. It was milk. Lots and lots of milk.

17 pallets of it, in fact. “We are expecting on going, likely weekly, shipments,” says Lisa Richardson, Second Harvest’s Director of Finance and Operations. We have been receiving milk, and other products, in large quantities due to trade mitigation since the fall of 2018.