June 5: Volunteers needed for Wake Forest “Potato Drop”

The Northern Community Food Security Team, the Society of St. Andrew and a network of Wake County partners committed to a sustainable food future are recruiting volunteers for the 2021 Wake Forest Potato Drop. Scheduled for Saturday, June 5, in the parking lot of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 520 W. Holding Ave., the Potato Drop will kick off at 8:50 a.m. with a brief welcome and prayer, followed by the start of potato bagging at 9 a.m.

The 2021 Potato Drop will bring together hundreds of area volunteers to bag thousands of pounds of sweet potatoes that will be distributed to dozens of food hubs and pantries across our region and state. Volunteers of all ages are needed to bag the potatoes. Local civic groups and community organizations are especially encouraged to participate. The event will also offer a great opportunity for local students to earn community service hours.

Anyone planning to volunteer is encouraged to pre-register at https://endhunger.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?id=46849.

On the day of the event, volunteers should wear comfortable shoes and clothing and bring work gloves. The event is expected to conclude by 11:30 a.m. For more information, contact George Shaw at g0b07shaw@gmail.com.

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