Kroger and Q99 radio have come together to team up with the food bank to feed the people who are facing hunger in Southwest Virginia. Both will serve the people with America Southwest Virginia’s annual peanut butter collection. All the Kroger’s stores throughout the region will offer specially marked carts where customers can donate plastic jars of peanut butter.
CEO of Feeding America Southwest Virginia, Pamela Irvina, said that they are very happy with Kroger and Q99 for supporting them to collect this nutritious, high protein and back to school staple diet to help hungry families. Peanut butter is the most important and requested item that they get donated the least. Donation for feeding hungry people can also be made through Feeding America Southwest Virginia, 1025 Electric Road, Salem.
Earlier, Kroger had made a commitment, Zero Hunger Zero Waste, to end hunger in the communities by 2025. This commitment of the company got a lot of praise from people through various Kroger Survey forms. Peanut butter collection is the perfect opportunity for people who are passionate about feeding people with the help of Kroger’s commitment.
Allison McGee, corporate affairs manager for the Mid-Atlantic Division, said, “Kroger’s Zero Hunger Zero Waste commitment is to end hunger in the communities we serve by 2025, no family in a community we serve should ever go hungry. The peanut butter drive is an opportunity for people who are passionate about feeding people to join us in our mission.”
Millions of Cannabis Plants Worth $1 Billion Seized in California
On October 25th, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office obtained the license to search the lands of Arvin area. With the help of California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and FBI, the authorities came together and searched 11 different fields in the area. And surprisingly, they found $1 billion worth of Cannabis plant.
There were several hemp fields in California which were uncovered as 10 million illicit cannabis plants. And their black market value was $1 billion, which is some serious money.
The troubling thing is all these plants were cultivated under the appearance of a legitimate hemp operation. Also the crops got tested for the their level of THC. And it was found that the results were “well above” the legal 0.3 percent limit for industrial hemp production. Which essentially made the plants cannabis.
Selling of hemp is legal in the Kern Country. There won’t be any action against anyone who sells it. But there is one condition applied – the THC levels must not exceed the 0.3 percent limit. It is then, that the crops become illegal.
Generally hemp has many other domestic purposes like making of ropes, strong fabrics, paper, construction materials, cosmetics and food products. But in California, the crop was cultivated to produce cannabidiol. It is responsible to produce the “high” or intoxicated state of the said person who uses it.
The area that was searched, remains under scrutiny of the authorities. And the county also remains quiet on the owner of the land. They haven’t disclosed the identity of the owner of the $1 billion stash. But legal action will be taken against the related person.
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