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Missing truck belonging to Raleigh non-profit located

Posted May 10, 2016 2:05 p.m. EDT
Updated May 10, 2016 8:03 p.m. EDT

— A missing truck belonging to Urban Ministries of Wake County — a non-profit that delivers food to low-income families — was located Tuesday afternoon on N.C. Highway 264 near the Lizard Lick Road exit.

An employee with Urban Ministries noticed the organization’s truck, used to transport food to its food pantry, was gone Monday morning.

"It's a mess and we don't know how repairable [it is], but we're glad it's found," said Urban Ministries Development Director, John Welch.

The truck, a 2003 Ford Super Duty F-250, was donated to the charity 10 years ago. Employees said the truck was last seen on Saturday.

“We have the second largest food pantry in Wake County, serving 50 families a day,” Welch said. “So, somewhere in the order of 2,500 meals a week to help the less fortunate in Wake County. That truck is our primary means of getting those food donations brought in.”

Jackie Landry, a senior citizen on a fixed income, said she relies heavily on the food bank.

“This is a real good ministry, and God is here working,” she said. “The small amount of food stamps I get, they don’t equal up to nothing. But thank God we have the food bank.”

Welch said the truck aided in the organization’s ability to serve 8,000 families a year, including 11,000 children.