GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) – House of Raeford’s discount chicken sale in Greenville on Friday brought out a large crowd.

The meat producer said they are taking refrigerated trailers full of 40-pound cases of chicken products to communities in the Carolinas and Georgia since poultry has been hard to find in grocery store meat cases amid the stay-home orders and waves of panic buying.

On Friday, trucks loaded with House of Raeford chicken were setup at Relentless Church off Haywood Road.

They were selling 40-pound cases of boneless-skinless breasts for $40, party wings for $40, and jumbo drumsticks for $20. Cash only.

"I have been in line since 9:30 this morning and I have gone maybe 500 feet from the back way," said Andi Kimmons.

Still, Kimmons and her family were patient, waiting in line with one thing on their mind: boxes of chicken for just 20 to 40 dollars a pop.
 
"This is awesome that they're doing this because you can't find it in the grocery store, so if this is how we have to get, that's how we'll get it," she said.
 
This all just started as an idea thought up by a fourth generation chicken company. It's called House of Raeford. They're based out of North Carolina, but have a Greenville location and said this seemed like a win-win situation for their business and for customers.
 
"We've heard it's hard to find protein in grocery stores depending on when you go and we've had a lot of other ministries that are feeding people directly in the communities," said Curtis Carr who works for the company. "There is a wait here obviously, but people still seem excited to get their product even when they come through the two hour line."
 
It's their way of still moving product, while restaurants, their typical customers are closed.
 
They've opened up sales across four states, averaging about 8 locations each day, selling out every time
 
The company said the comments they've been getting are overwhelming.
 
"One said we have sick elderly parents, a husband laid off, a kid back from college and my hours cut back we can't thank you enough for being able to purchase some boxes of chicken," said communications manager Dave Witter.

 

House of Raeford said a portion of the proceeds will also be donated to the church.

Their prices vary but usually it's $40 for a box of tenders, party wings and breasts.
 
$30 for chicken thighs and $20 for drumsticks. It's a price customers can't deny.
 
"I got here at 7:45 this morning and we were scheduled to start at 10 and when I got here there were already 50 cars out here parked so we had to start a little bit early because of traffic demand," said Demarcus Hill, the Outreach Pastor for Relentless Church.

Learn more about the offer here.

Our crew at the sale said cars were lined up all the way back to Laurens Road waiting to get access to the sale.

There are events scheduled throughout the next week at these locations:

SATURDAY 4/18 - Greenville, SC:  Farmers Market/House of Raeford Plant, 1354 Rutherford Rd., Greenville, SC 29609

9:00 AM – 40 lb Cases – Tenders $40; Party Wings $40; Jumbo Boneless Skinless Breast $40; Jumbo Boneless Skinless Thighs $30; Drumsticks $20.

 

TUESDAY, 4/21 - Simpsonville, SC:  Simpsonville Church of God, 130 Stokes Rd., Simpsonville, SC 29681

10:00 AM – 40 lb Cases – Tenders $45; Jumbo Boneless Skinless Breasts $45; Jumbo Boneless Thighs $35; Frozen Party Wings $60.  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the ministry.

 

WEDNESDAY, 4/22 - Easley, SC:  Jones Avenue Baptist Church, 614 Ross Ave., Easley, SC 29640

10:00 AM – 40 lb Cases – Tenders $45; Jumbo Boneless Skinless Breasts $45; Jumbo Boneless Thighs $35; Frozen Party Wings $60.  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the ministry.

 

THURSDAY, 4/23 - Greenville, SC:  Salvation Army – Kroc Center, 424 Westfield St., Greenville, SC 29601

10:00 AM – 40 lb Cases – Tenders $45; Jumbo Boneless Skinless Breasts $45; Jumbo Boneless Thighs $35; Frozen Party Wings $60.  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the ministry.

 

Moore, SC:  Church at the Mill, 4455 Anderson Mill Rd., Moore, SC 29369.

10:00 AM – 40 lb Cases – Tenders $45; Jumbo Boneless Skinless Breasts $45; Jumbo Boneless Thighs $35; Frozen Party Wings $60.  A portion of the proceeds going towards Mobile Meals of SC.

 

FRIDAY, 4/24 - Greenville, SC:  State Farmers Market, 1354 Rutherford Rd., Greenville, SC 29609

9:00 AM – 40 lb Cases – Tenders $45; Jumbo Boneless Skinless Breasts $45; Jumbo Boneless Thighs $35; Frozen Party Wings $60.

 

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