Truckload of PEI potatoes arrived in ‘Spudbury’ for distribution to food banks and food support programs

Truckload of PEI potatoes arrived in ‘Spudbury’ for distribution to food banks and food support programs

Rotary Club of Sudbury teamed up with Next Harvest and many others to organize potato shipping

Sudbury, Ontario could have been called Spudbury for a several hours on Friday when a truckload of Prince Edward Island potatoes arrived in the town.

The supply of the spuds was many thanks to the Rotary Club of Sudbury with the aid from the Govt of Canada and 2nd Harvest, who all teamed up to “Serve to Modify Lives” with PEI potatoes. 

Rotary Golf equipment in Sudbury and other Northern communities took on the undertaking, said a Rotary information release, to support just one of lots of struggling loved ones potato farms in PEI and make a big difference for all those tackling meals insecurity, poverty and hunger in the North.

“PEI potato farmers have been paralyzed by an export ban on their refreshing merchandise because the stop of November. Thousands and thousands of lbs of potatoes had been slated for disposal by the end of February. This offered an chance to connect people and communities at both of those finishes of this unlucky situation – the relatives farm producing the potatoes and all those facing food insecurity,” claimed Rotary.

The club mentioned numerous palms came collectively to assist out and make the logistics get the job done so that a truckload of 22,000 lbs of potatoes — 2,200 10-pound baggage — could be delivered to Rainbow Concrete Industries at 2477 Maley Travel.

This enabled the Rotarians to distribute the spuds to foodstuff banking companies, church groups, Very first Nations, and other foods help plans throughout the Sudbury area. Rotary explained the recipients included the Sudbury Food stuff Bank, the Salvation Army and Atikameksheng Anishinabek Initial Country.  

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