hat's more Irish than leprechauns, top hats and green beer?Potatoes, of course.
- Photo courtesy High Desert Food & Farm Alliance
Some of those spuds aren't the right size for the restaurants' french fries, however—but they're still good to eat. Instead of leaving those spuds in the field or offering them to livestock, this year the partners are donating them to the food pantry.
“It’s a great program where everybody wins, said Meiko Lunetta, program coordinator at HGFFA. "The farmer has a place for their excess food to go, NeighborImpact gets that food to families who need it and HDFFA involves community members that want to lend a helping hand and support Central Oregonians.”