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Del Rey Avocado helps salvage thawing food


Last updated 12/9/2020 at 5:04pm

refrigerator truck and pallets of food

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Pallets of food needing refrigeration sit outside the Fallbrook Food Pantry ready to be loaded into a refrigerator truck from Del Rey Avocado, Dec. 3.

FALLBROOK – According to Fallbrook Food Pantry Executive Director Shae Gawlak, "Del Rey Avocado is our Community Hero!" Del Rey stepped up "in a very big way," she said, when the power went out at the pantry Thursday, Dec. 3 as the pantry had nearly $25,000 worth of frozen and refrigerated food that was going to spoil without electricity.

The power was reported to have been shut off due to weather conditions and fire hazards at 3 a.m. and would possibly be down for the next four days. The high Santa Ana winds warned set off alarms at pantry at 5 a.m.

Board president Dale Mitchell received...

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