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Tue May 12, 2020, 12:39 PM

Washington farmers to give away potatoes to needy

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state farmers will give away more than 200,000 pounds of potatoes at the Tacoma Dome on Thursday as part of a mission to get 1 million pounds of potatoes into the hands of people in need.

The News Tribune reports the potatoes were meant to be sold to restaurants and other food service establishments but then the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

“With so many restaurants closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, our potato farmers have storages full of these potatoes that were scheduled to be turned into french fries, tater tots, hash browns and many other frozen potato products,” a group of Washington state potato farmers said in a press release Monday.

“Our farmers and their families recognize that they are not the only ones suffering financially, and they have the potatoes in their storage sheds that can feed so many.”


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Buzz cook May 2020 #1

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Tue May 12, 2020, 03:26 PM

1. God bless the potato commission.

At the end of the article they say food banks can get palates of potatoes.

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