Big yield to local pantries


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21 September 2020
Big yield to local pantries

Hundreds of pounds of fresh potatoes will soon be shipped to local food pantries thanks to a yearly initiative from a church congregation in North Dakota, reports .

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Valley City typically holds its potato harvest at its building but this year moved operations to nearby Dalcroft Farms.

More than 30 residents and couple of horses harvested a potato yield that project organisers think could reach 600 pounds.

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"We've been doing this since 2015 and it's kind of built up every year," said Mary Dalgleish, Zion Church's outreach and ministries co-chair in an interview with Jonathan Delozier of The Gazette. "Things just wouldn't get dry up near the church this spring so we moved it here to my son's property. We knew it was going to be a big harvest so why not share and try to do something good?"

Roughly half of the harvest will be donated to Feeding Medina County while loads of about 100 pounds each are set to go to pantries at Litchfield Township's Our Lady Help of Christians Parish, Valley City's St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church and Medina United Methodist Church.

Photo courtesy of The Gazette -