LSU students bag potatoes for the hungry

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Posted: Apr 22, 2014 1:07 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: Apr 22, 2014 1:07 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: potato drop, sweet potatoes, lsu, food bank

BATON ROUGE - Students at LSU rolled out thousands of pounds of potatoes today to help deliver them to families in need of food.

This year's Potato Drop brought 28,000 pounds of sweet potatoes to the campus parade grounds. Students take the potatoes, which were rejected or thrown away due to their imperfections, and bag them up for delivery to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.

The annual event is organized by student group Kitchens on the Geaux, which holds several events to educate people about hunger and food sustainability.

The Potato Drop is free and open to all LSU and BRCC Bridge Program students.

IMAGE: LSU Facebook

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