Fayetteville church giving away 40,000 pounds of free chicken on Tuesday

Posted May 5, 2020 4:49 a.m. EDT
Updated May 5, 2020 8:25 a.m. EDT

FILE -- A package of raw chicken in New York, May 21, 2019. President Donald Trump's executive order signals the decisions around whether to close or reopen a plant should be driven by the federal government, not local authorities. (Jessica Pettway/The New York Times)

— House of Raeford Farms, Manna Church in Fayetteville and Carlie C's are partnering to give away an entire truckload of chicken on Tuesday.

The groups will give away 40,000 pounds of chicken for free starting at 8 a.m. in the church parking lot, located at 5117 Cliffdale Road.

Cars will be given a ticket once they enter Manna's parking lot, then each car will receive a 10-pound bag of chicken.

People must be in cars to to get the free chicken, organizers say, meaning no walk-ups. The giveaway will be drive-thru style.

The lot is coned off to direct traffic to the back of the student center where the truck of chicken will be stationed. A fantastic serve team will hand out the free chicken and cars will exit right turn only. They have law enforcement on site to direct traffic and are working with the city for a lane closure/solution to stalling traffic.

The first driver was waiting in line at 2:30 a.m. Before 6 a.m., Fayetteville police asked the cars to move, saying they were blocking the road. People will be asked to wait in nearby public parking lots until the giveaway begins at 8 a.m.

If you miss the giveaway, House of Raeford plans to sell chicken at the N.C. State Fairgrounds again on Wednesday and at Drakes Landing in Fuquay-Varina Thursday.

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