Spudapalooza: Church Volunteers Distribute Tons of Potatoes

Approximately 150 volunteers from Harmony United Methodist Church gathered in the Loudoun Valley High School parking lot Saturday to pack thousands of potatoes for distribution to 30 area food banks.

The Potato Drop event was organized through the Society of St. Andrew, which salvages tractor-trailer loads of potatoes and other produce that is rejected by commercial markets or potato chip factories because of imperfections in size, shape, sugar content or surface blemishes and redirects the food to shelters and food banks.

The team from the Hamilton church sorted, re-baggedand distributed 42,500 pounds of white potatoes during the event.Last year, the program collected and distributed 6.8 million pounds of fresh produce nationally.

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