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Tasty taters: Wake Forest holds annual ‘Potato Drop’ event for a cause

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WAKE FOREST ­— The Northern Community Food Security Team and several other Wake County organizations held the annual “Potato Drop” at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Wake Forest on March 9.

The event saw area volunteers bundle several thousand pounds of raw potatoes, store them in trucks and send them off to approximately 50 food pantries in the area, according to drive organizer George Shaw.

Shaw has helped organize the event the last three years under the banner of the Wake Forest Area Hunger Ministry.

“We had 300 volunteers help out,” Shaw said. “Usually we have something closer to 500-600 helping, but due to the uncertainty of the weather, we may have had a diminished turnout but still got the job done.”

The “Potato Drop” was originally scheduled for the Feb. 23 but was postponed due to inclement weather.