GREENSBORO — With the ACC and NCAA tournaments canceled at the Greensboro Coliseum, what happens to all of that unused food?
Fortunately, there were some local food banks eager to take it.
“It’s an amazing amount of food because it’s individual meals and prepared foods,” said Don Milholin, the executive director and president of Out of the Garden Project, a nonprofit that helps put food on the tables of the needy.
Milholin was at the coliseum Friday afternoon to pick up 1,500 pounds of food donated by Spectra Food Services, the coliseum’s contracted concessionaire.
And he wasn’t alone. Delancey Street Foundation was another local nonprofit that benefited from the culinary windfall.
Laura Oxner coordinated the pickups. She’s a local volunteer for Rock and Wrap It, a 29-year-old New York organization that acts as a go-between, of sorts, to get donated food to nonprofits that need it.