Nelson County, Virginia
So what does 40,000 pounds of white potatoes look like all in one place? Just take a look at these pictures our Ben Hernandez got shots of Saturday, and you will know. Just after daybreak the load was dropped on the parking lot of Nelson United Methodist Church as part of a project sponsored by Society of St. Andrews in Big Island, Virginia. Their goal is to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to those in need or hungry.
The potatoes were bagged into 5, 10 and 50 pound bags, then transferred to relief agencies like The Blue Ridge Food Bank who distribute them throughout the area.
Most of the bagging was complete by noon with many of the potatoes hitting family tables by Saturday night in time for supper.
Around 100 volunteers were expected to help out with the bagging,