Oregon Potato Farmers Helping End Hunger
Oregon Potato Commissioners donate about a million pounds of potatoes a year to help fill the gap to end hunger! Our commissioners have had longstanding relationships within their communities as far as outreach, and are passionate about their dedication to ending hunger.
Potatoes are an ideal food for donation to the Oregon Food Bank because they are hearty, long-lasting, and don’t need refrigeration. You can eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They have potassium, vitamin c, B6, and other nutrients. Potatoes make a wonderful base for a diet. Keep them in a cool, dark place and they will last for weeks. Potatoes taste good and people enjoy them!
Farmers Ending Hunger
Most of these farmers have made a commitment to grow extra acres of potatoes specifically for donation.
The Wagstaffs of WBH Farms in Nyssa, Oregon have “Potato Day” at their farm and have given away about 120,000 pounds of potatoes a day!
Tegan & Kailee Macy talk about Farmers Ending Hunger and Oregon Food Bank and their family farm’s involvement.