This is not a story about Chicken Little. This is about chicken a lot, as in lots of lots of chicken – a whole 18 wheeler trailer full. Thanks to a decision made by the management of the House of Raeford Farms, which owns a chicken processing plant in Arcadia, this past Wednesday from 10 AM till 1 PM the residents of Jonesboro and Jackson Parish had the opportunity to buy cases of chicken for pennies on the dollar.
The event took place at the Charles H. Garrett Community Center in Jonesboro where traffic formed early and at time stretched out of the parking lots, down Industrial Drive and even out to Highway 167. Hundreds of local residents flocked to the location for the purchase capabilities available sometimes waiting as long as 30 minutes for the opportunity to stock up and enjoy huge savings.
In a statement prepared by Raeford Farms it was noted that because of the “Stay-at-Home restrictions caused by the Coronavirus that people all over the nation were stocking their freezers with meat products more than normal. As result there have been shortages of chicken in the marketplace.
The House of Raeford got creative and in order to assist the general population decided to bring their chicken products to areas easily serviced by locations in refrigerated truck trailers. This way the public could practice social distancing while doing their shopping by driving right up in their vehicle to a person stationed alongside prepared to take their order and place it in their auto.
Three locations in North Carolina (Creedmoor, Raliegh, Wallace)and two more in South Carolina (Easley, Monetta) were also selected for the April 22nd sale where everything from boneless breasts and thighs to tenders and wings were available in 40 pound cases. The sale continued April 23rd and 23th in Monroe as well as various North and South Carolina locations.