News in Brief: 12th annual potato drop fights hunger

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March 26, 2010

5:48 AM

College students and local residents will participate in the 12th annual “Potato Drop” March 27 at 8 a.m. A tractor-trailer carrying 22 tons of potatoes will arrive at Morton Hall. Volunteers will then face the challenge of whittling, bagging and loading the potatoes onto trucks headed to food banks.

The project is sponsored by the Wesley Foundation, the Office of Community Engagement and Service and other campus ministries to help provide more than 125,000 servings of food to those in need.

The Society of St. Andrew will also be involved. The organization’s mission is to eliminate hunger by taking commercially unmarketable produce donated by farmers. Since its inception, the group has provided 1.5 billion servings of food to hungry people across the nation.

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