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Church to distribute surplus potatoes

BLACKFOOT, Idaho — Church leaders say they will help Idaho potato growers distribute 16 million pounds of surplus vegetables to needy people in the United States and abroad, according to the Associated Press.

The Church will use its packing facilities near Idaho Falls to receive, wash and sort potatoes donated by Potato Management Company growers. Volunteers will sort, wash and pack 4.5 million pounds of potatoes to be shipped to food banks and homeless shelters throughout the United States. The remaining 12 million pounds will be processed at dehydration facilities in eastern Idaho to be stored for humanitarian efforts.