Wilmington, Steve Lambros, Roy Cooper discussed on Morning Edition
Up and down the Carolina coast homes and businesses were tightly shuttered in advance at the landfall in governor ROY Cooper's office today. I've asked the president for a disaster declaration on behalf of North Carolina. So we can get federal help as soon as possible. At when Florence did role in on September fourteenth. It left thousands of people without the bare essentials. What info and avenue don't oxygen? Try to get some food. Had a meal the. Been without power for about a week. Food and water not too long ago. And artifice bad as storm shelters filled with evacuees restaurant owners in the storm zone. We're faced with the loss of walk in freezers filled with food when the power went out buildings fine. Not worried about with her Steve Lambros, who's Wilmington catering business like all those restaurants was in serious trouble until we were able to get a generator. Which was very difficult to do within wilmington's close-knit food service community word began to spread caterer Steve Lambros, head kitchen and cooler space where local chefs could bring food that might otherwise spoil and prepare it for distribution to the victims of hurricane Florence. Keith roads was one of the first step up came over joint effort here Donatus. The aroma of gourmet cooking was wafting up from the center of the flood zone. Think you said about one hundred and forty four. Lines. That were roasted often the season. I Christie Ferretti owns pine valley marketing Wilmington, she was happy to feed hurricane evacuees something other than cold, sandwiches and peanut butter crackers. Has a bad meal for a regular Wednesday night on a good day. What began as a spontaneous grassroots effort? Neighbors. Feeding neighbors soon.