Boot-iful initiative in PEI

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13 March 2023
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Growers support food banks.

BOOTS full of free potatoes have given a boost to local food banks on Prince Edward Island, after growers participated in a "Come Fill Your Boots" initiative.

Islanders were able to top up their boots, buckets, or sacks with PEI potatoes at four locations where growers collected donations to support people facing food insecurity.

The event began last year when a trade dispute with the US over the discovery of potato wart on some PEI fields prevented the local product from being shipped to the province's largest market.

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While growers can now ship table potatoes to America, organisers say there is still plenty of need to keep this kind of event going, particularly as food prices rise.

Source: CBC News

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