Thousands of chicken nuggets rescued and redistributed

A traffic incident in Melbourne last week that saw a truck carrying tonnes of chicken nuggets crash and delay traffic for hours has had a positive outcome.

At least a million nuggets were initially strewn across the Hume Highway in Victoria, when the truck flipped on its side en route to McDonald’s late Thursday night.

After inspection, hundreds of thousands of nuggets were deemed too damaged to save.


However 200,000 undamaged nuggets were put into cold storage and were donated to the Salvation Army Meal Centre in Melbourne.

Salvation Army Major Brendan Nottle told the Herald Sun he’s gobsmacked, and they’ve got enough to last for weeks.

“It’s amazing to see the impact of something as simple as chicken nuggets can have on people.

“It’s just been sensational,” he said.