Tractor Trailer Arrives with Potatoes


One thousand 50 pound bags of potatoes arrived from the state of Maine on Saturday, November 14, 2009 at Hanafin Marine in Campville, New York. They came through the Society of St. Andrew (SoSA) to be distributed to food pantries, soup kitchens, etc.  
There were 24 volunteers, including 15 from Whittemore Hill United Methodist Church, who helped in various ways with the unloading and distribution of the potatoes. They were taken to CHOW, Open Door Mission, Meals on Wheels, Children’s Home, Cortland Outreach, God’s Bread in Sherburne and in Windsor, to name a few, besides all the food pantries and soup kitchens in the area.  Some people from Oneonta, New York to Wilkes-Barre, PA are going to have a nicer Thanksgiving and Christmas because they will have potatoes.
Sincere appreciation is extended to Hanafin Marine and Mike Wilkins for allowing the potatoes to be unloaded there.
The Potato Project is a project through Society of St. Andrew, whose main objective is to feed the hungry. For more information on the Potato Project or other feeding the hungry projects, go to the SoSA website by clicking here.   
For more information on ways to help feed the hungry locally, contact John Conklin at [email protected]. John is the Hunger Relief Advocate for Wyoming Conference through the Society of St. Andrew.