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2,600 pounds of potatoes donated to area food banks

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

A big donation hit area food banks, with more than one-ton of potatoes.

2,600 pounds of potatoes came from a farm north of Pittsfield. This is the third time in a year where a donation like this has been made.

Organizers, like Reverend Virginia Douglas, with GPS Ministries in Quincy say the potatoes will be distributed to their clients as well as other area food banks including Horizons, Madonna House and First Baptist Church.

"It's a help to people that don't have the funds to get potatoes or get food. They can do them so many different ways. They can be used as a staple and extra food they can put with their meals," said Reverend Douglas.

Even though 2,600 pounds may sound like a lot, Reverend Douglas says she expects the share at GPS Ministries to only last a week.

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