Free Food-Truck Stopped By State Patrol

By KBJR News 1

November 11, 2010 Updated Nov 11, 2010 at 7:24 PM CST

SUPERIOR, WI (The Northland's NewsCenter) -- A semi truck with thousands of free frozen dinners headed for needy families ended up on the side of the highway early Thursday morning.

It happened just a few miles outside of Superior at the Highway 53 Weigh-Station where the 18–wheeler failed to pass a safety inspection by the Wisconsin State Patrol.

The big-rig full of free-eats was scheduled to off-load its cargo of 50,000 Michelina's Frozen dinners to the Salvation Army Center in Duluth at 8 a.m. sharp.

However, that didn't stop dozens of volunteers from unloading the goods using carts, trucks, and delivery vans.

Local food shelves, religious missions, and homeless shelters were among the volunteer agencies that rescued the food.

The frozen meals were donated to the Salvation Army by Duluthians Jeno and Lois Paulucci through their company Bellisio Foods.

Posted by Matt Standal
mstandal@northlandsnewscenter.com

"It's going to children to families to older people... one lady said she told the older folks she's bringing them some...one of 'em started crying 'cause they're just so short on their income."

The free food was donated by Duluthians Jeno and Lois Paulucci through their company Bellisio Foods.

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