Food market donates seven tons of food

West Lebanon market donates 7 tons of food.
West Lebanon market donates 7 tons of food.

WEST LEBANON, Ind. (WLFI) – A West Lebanon Food Market donates seven tons of non-perishable food after a 12-hour power outage.

Randy’s Food Market lost power Tuesday because of a pallet fire nearby. Rather than throwing out $15,000 in food, store owner Randy Garriott decided to give it away.

His daughter Tracey Gillum said they called families and organizations that needed food most and donated all, but two crates of ice cream. Gillum said her dad wanted to make something good come out of an unfortunate event.

“I see my dad help other every day for the last 15 years of my life, so it came as no surprise,” said Gillum.

On Friday, the store was finally able to restock all of their refrigerated foods.

While the stores stock was limited for two days, Gillum said customers were understanding of the situation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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