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Supermarket donates milk during coronavirus crisis to needy families
Grocery store distributes milk to those in need, instead of dumping
Jon Hurst and Curvin Hurst of Oregon Dairy detail their grocery store’s efforts to support their community amid coronavirus and say their restaurant will serve less than half capacity when reopened for safety.
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A local supermarket is stepping up efforts during the coronavirus pandemic by helping to put food on the tables of those in need.
Oregon Dairy Center in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, has been in business for 40 years but has shifted its business to serve the community during the crisis.
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“It started obviously several weeks ago when everything started coming down," Oregon Dairy co-owner and General Manager Curvin Hurst told FOX Business’ Neil Cavuto. “We as a company decided we got to take a positive approach on doing whatever we can to have it not fall apart and do our best to serve our customers to have our employees feel like they're living in a safe place.”
Part of the effort includes supplying milk to poverty-stricken families. Jon Hurst, who manages the store, said it started after a local food bank asked if there was anything the store could do with its milk that was “just getting dumped” at the time due to lack of demand.
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