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British potato farmer cum lottery winner gives away free potatoes

A lottery winner has given out thousands of potatoes from her farm to help deal with food shortages caused by coronavirus panic-buying, the BBC reports. Susan Herdman, 51, hand-picked the vegetables before giving them free of charge to people in North Yorkshire.

She delivered spuds to self-isolating families and a home for disabled children in Boroughbridge. Ms Herdman took action after hearing about people stockpiling food, leading to empty shelves at supermarkets.

She said: “To me, it’s not a big thing, we’re just giving away potatoes. “I don’t understand selfish people, I’ve been a giver all my life. Hopefully it proves that farmers aren’t that tight.

Ms Herdman ran a hair salon before winning

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