House of Raeford is selling chicken that would normally go to restaurants, schools and cafeterias. COVID-19 is stressing the country's meat supply, driving up demand at grocers and stores in many towns, making the sales a hit.
Cars were already lined up at 4 a.m. near the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. The sale begins at 9 a.m., but is subject to start earlier if demand justifies. There's also a sale in Zebulon at 506 West Ganon Ave. set for 9 a.m.
Fairgrounds representatives said they were sold out of chicken breasts as of 8:20.
We are SOLD OUT of chicken breasts. #chickensale— N.C. State Fair (@NCStateFair) May 6, 2020
Products currently available (8:20 a.m.)
Bone In Skin On Thighs: $25
The prices for 40-pound Cases are as follows: Jumbo Boneless Skinless Breasts - $60; Bone-in Skin-on Thighs - $25; Drumsticks - $25. You must pay in cash.
On Tuesday, Carlie C's partnered with House of Raeford Farms to giveaway 40,000 pounds of chicken at a Fayetteville church.
The sales are coming to Fuquay-Varina and Fayetteville on Thursday. Here's a complete schedule.