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Potatoes for the Hungry

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Travis Mangum owns a lot of land. In the last five years, he has turned acres into a potato farm. Student in the Shelby community head to the farm as early as February to plant potatoes. It’s actually quite simple. Students cut up potatoes into four slices and drop them in the dirt. Each slice of potato can create up to four new potatoes.

This food isn’t meant to be sent far away, it’s for the people of Cleveland County. With a population nearing 100,000, 18% of the county lives below the poverty line. The food is then distributed to various charities and churches who give the food to those in need.

The potatoes are typically ready to be harvested before the school year lets out, but do to this wet spring, the potatoes are only ready this week. That means Mangum is low on volunteers. He only has 35 scheduled to pick around 12,000 pounds of potatoes.

If you want to help, send Travis an email or show up tomorrow between 9 am and noon to 1537 Kings Road in Shelby. There will be an orange sign next to a dirt road for you to take. Send him an email to let him know you’re coming- travis@mangum-associates.com. A free lunch will also be catered.

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