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Duke University bags thousands of potatoes to feed the hungry

Posted August 30, 2015 4:02 p.m. EDT

Forty thousand pounds of potatoes are bagged and ready to feed those who could use some help.

— Forty thousand pounds of potatoes are bagged and ready to feed those who could use some help.

Duke University’s community spent Saturday sorting and bagging the potatoes into 10-pound sacks.

The potatoes, which came from farms in the area, were ones that didn’t make the aesthetic cut to be sold to supermarkets.

The bags will be donated to charities including the Durham Rescue Mission, Urban Ministries of Durham, and the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.