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On June 2, Washington State potato growers will reach mission to get 1 million pounds of potatoes to those in need

The Washington State Commission says on its Facebook channel that it is excited to announce that the Washington State potato growers will reach their mission to get 1 million pounds of potatoes that were scheduled to be processed to those in need on June 2 at 11am.

The Commission post reads:

On the 2nd we will have 100,000 pounds of processing potatoes to feed those need in the Olympia and surrounding areas. The Washington State Potato Commission has partnered with Freightliner Northwest and local volunteers to make this possible.

Freightliner Northwest is located at 13232 Case Road SW, Olympia. To avoid traffic backups on off ramps, please use the following: from NB I-5 take Exit 95, from SB I-5 take Exit 99 (93rd Street).

Potatoes will be bagged and can be loaded directly into your vehicles. Food banks can also make arrangements with the Potato Commission to pick up a pallet for their local locations by calling 509-765-8845 or emailing [email protected] All potatoes will be first come first serve.

The Washington State Potato Commission thank all those who have helped out along this journey to 1 MILLION POUNDS. The volunteers, those who donated there space, their time, the donations to the GoFundMe account, the food banks that made the trips to pick up pallets of potatoes.

And to our growers, who have donated their potatoes to help those in need during this unprecedented time. It’s times like these we all need to come together to help your neighbor. We have all seen what amazing hearts people have and it has been a humbling experience for all of us involved.

Read more on the Washington State Potato Commission Facebook page here

Lukie Pieterse, Editor and Publisher of Potato News Today

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