Field Trip: Delivering Food with Mike Crosby

by | Apr 13, 2009

Each month in our “Field Trip” feature, we take readers into the field with a NCDA&CS employee to find out more about the varied types of work that goes on in the Department.

Mike Crosby has been driving a tractor-trailer for 26 years, more than four of them with the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Food Distribution Division. The division’s fleet of 12 tractor-trailers delivers USDA commodities to schools, food banks and other organizations across the state. The division also coordinates the state’s Farm to School Program, which works to get more fresh North Carolina produce into school cafeterias.

Crosby is based at the division’s warehouse in Salisbury, and he spends much of his time in Western North Carolina. We caught up with him during a recent stop at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina in Charlotte, and found out a little about his job, as well as the most unusual thing he has ever delivered.