Potato Drop

One potato, two potato, three potato, four….”

No, not four, but 44 thousand potatoes will be “dropped” in the parking lot of Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Moneta on Saturday March 19th.

The taters will then be sorted into 10lb bags and loaded onto trucks for distribution to food banks, soup kitchens, food pantries and other hunger agencies for distribution to the hungry poor, with the help of volunteers from the community.

Set to begin at 8:30 a.m., individuals, families, youth groups, schools, churches and other organizations are invited to participate. Those unable to participate may contribute a donation to help cover the cost of transportation, the only expense of this program.

The potatoes are from the Society of St. Andrew (SOSA), an international non-profit organization that collects landfill-bound potatoes and other produce from farmers willing to share what they ordinarily would discard. Locally headquartered in Big Island, SOSA distributes 90-120 million servings of food each year to hungry people throughout the US for only 3 cents per serving , working toward a world without hunger since 1979.

For more information call 540-297-7957.