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Only in wonderful Canada: Spuds for charity

On a sweltering Friday morning in Brandon, a town in Canada’s Manitoba province, there were two kinds of fries in the Keystone Centre parking lot: the french fries being handed out, and the volunteers handing them out, reports Colin Slark for The Brandon Sun.

Representatives from McCain Foods, Enns Brothers, STARS air ambulance and Ronald McDonald House Charities were on hand from 9 a.m. to noon to hand out substantial bags of fries from a freezer truck for what they called “Free Fry Day.”

Cars drove up on either side of the semi-truck, stopped to deposit a donation into a bucket on the end of a pole and then pulled forward to get one or more bags of fries.

With a surplus of potatoes caused by a drop in demand due to COVID-19, McCain Foods partnered with Enns Brothers to clear out their backlog and raise some funds for STARS and Ronald McDonald House, which are splitting the proceeds 50-50. [STARS: Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service Foundation]

“It started out that our Manitoba potato farmers, they

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