FREE Potatoes at Church Hill United Methodist Church, Reedsville, Pennsylvania [#FREEPotatoes #UMC #Reedsville]
There will be 20,000 pounds of potatoes FREE for the taking at Church Hill United Methodist Church on Saturday, September 28, 2019.
The church, located at 199 Woodland Circle, Reedsville, Pennsylvania will receive the half-trailer of white potatoes that have been gleaned from fields and have been rejected by potato chip factories because of size or small blemishes. They will be FREE to the public for any individuals or nonprofit organizations.
“It’s offering a way for them to feed themselves and provide potatoes to our neighbors or shut-ins or people living alone that may not be able to shop for themselves. It provides churches the ability to reach out to their neighbors.”
– Rick Bender, a coordinator for the event
The potatoes will be available on a first come / first serve basis beginning at 8 a.m.
The church is still seeking volunteers to help sort potatoes into 5 pound bags and to hand them to people picking them up. Volunteers are asked to arrive at 8 a.m. Potatoes are expected to be handed out by noon.
Remaining potatoes will be distributed in neighborhoods by local churches.
Church Hill UMC to offer FREE potatoes Saturday: