FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - A Florence family has spent the past few months boxing and shipping a family recipe BBQ sauce to troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Woody Lynch said the program started after a Facebook conversation with friend David Boyd who serves in the South Carolina National Guard.
Lynch shipped Boyd a bottle of sauce after he made a comment about wanting a taste of home. After that, he received numerous requests for more sauce, and that's how Sauce for the Troops was born.
"It's good, it was really by mistake," said Lynch. "The response has been unbelievable, and this all started in July."
Since then Lynch has shipped more than 1200 bottles of sauce, many of which went to Boyd and his unit.
"I think there were probably 5 different plates they would serve so it was just rotating, and it was just great to give the food a home flavoring," said Boyd. "We started putting it on everything we had, everything they put out there to eat we put it on it."
Lynch said donations started coming in after a story ran in a local newspaper, and the following Sunday at church he had more donations so he could send more bottles.
"Some folks stopped mom and dad at church and said 'hey we want you to keep that sauce flowing to them over there and we know it costs money so here's something to help out'," said Lynch. "Every time I go to the post office with the hand truck it just puts a smile on my face knowing that guys like David appreciate it so much once they receive it.
It costs just $20 to ship two bottles to the troops, and you can request it be shipped to a specific soldier.
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