Bread dumped on Richmond road; likely meant for donation

Published: Dec. 8, 2014 at 8:26 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 18, 2014 at 8:26 PM EST
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HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - A man out for a walk Monday near the Richmond-Henrico Turnpike found something unusual on the side of the road: a large pile of bread, some of it still in its packaging.

Adam Radzisauskas said he was walking his dog on Vale Street when he says he came across the unusual sight. The labels say the bread is from Whole Foods.

"That one is $5.99," he said while sorting through the load. "At least from what I can see right here I don't see mold or anything on them."

But the store isn't anywhere near the Richmond Henrico Turnpike. In fact, the store is about 20 minutes away in the West End. "I mean if you were going to get rid of it and it was moldy the easiest thing would be to put it in a Dumpster, I can't see driving all the way out from Short Pump to here," he said.

Radzisauskas has his own theory as to what happened. "I think it mostly came from somebody picked it up as a donation and then for one reason or another just didn't want it," he said. "I don't think Whole Foods themselves would drive all the way out here to drop off loaves of bread."

He even tweeted Whole Foods with a photo. The store responded saying "We donate as much as possible based on health code laws" and they, "...don't believe they would dump bread on the street." A spokesperson says it's not clear if this bread was part of a donation and the store has now launched its own investigation into what happened.

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