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WAKE FOREST — The town of Wake Forest recently donated a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Extended Cab pickup truck to the Northern Community Food Security Team.
Wake Forest Customer Service Manager and NCFST Chair Andrew Brown Jr. says the vehicle “opens a world of possibilities” in the NCFST’s effort to move Wake County towards food security and a sustainable food future.
“We’re extremely excited about the array of opportunities (the truck) offers, including new ways to assist local food banks and pantries,” said Brown. “For example, Tri-Area Ministry has indicated that it can serve more clients, yet transportation to their location is lacking for many families that are food insecure. We can use the truck to deliver food to those who need it most.”
Brown said the vehicle will also be used to support the NCFST’s local partners, including the Northeast Community Coalition and Wake County Northern Regional Center, and their initiatives, such as the Summer Nutrition Feeding Program.
“We’ll also use (the truck) to assist with gleaning efforts at local farms and community gardens and explore ways to support composting efforts,” he said.
For more information about the NCFST, email Andrew Brown Jr. at firstname.lastname@example.org.