DALLAS -- The State Fair of Texas ended in record-breaking fashion. The 2016 version of the fair made a total of $56 million in sales - the most in fair history.
But, as sure as the day is long, vendors closed down with plenty of unsold goodies, which is then donated.
“We just started donating individually to churches, food pantries and then last year, the fair took it to a different level," fair vendor, Christi Erpillo says.
More than a dozen food pantries showed up, to stock up their shelves, from State Fair Cares.
“At this point, we’re almost bare, so this is certainly a blessing from the Lord," said Margaret James of Metropolitan Dream Center.
Vendors say they can easily get their money back on their overstock, but giving back is like comfort food, it just feels good.