Truck cargo write-off leads to free produce for Parker residents

UPDATE: 40,000 pounds of produce reportedly offloaded in around one hour.

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A semi truck carrying fruits and vegetables for delivery was involved in an incident and towed to Parker by a local tow truck company where the back of the truck was opened to local residents.

The odd occurrence has happened numerous times before in recent years, with truckloads of strawberries, frozen peaches and other various payloads being written off from time to time by insurance companies and ending up in the hands of Parker area food banks, civic organizations and residents.

The semi that wrecked this week was carrying fresh broccoli, lettuce, sliced red onions, sliced potatoes, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries, among other things. After announcements on KLPZ 1380am, the truck was quickly swamped by people interested in getting their hands on some of the fresh produce, most of which was still cold from the refrigeration prior to the incident.

See our article on a similar previous incident that we called ‘The power of radio’ by clicking HERE.

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