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Island potatoes stock food bank shelves


June 12, 2008
By The Canadian Press

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peipotatoesJune 12, 2008, Charlottetown, PEI
– A call for help from food banks in Nova Scotia has been answered by
potato farmers in Prince Edward Island.

June 12, 2008, Charlottetown, PEI – A call for help from food banks in Nova Scotia has been answered by potato farmers in Prince Edward Island.

peipotatoesIsland farmers have filled a truck with 27,000 kilograms of spuds.

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Bob Harding, the general manager of the P.E.I. Potato Board , says they got a call from the Nova Scotia Network of Food Banks asking for help.

Harding says the Nova Scotia organization has an urgent need for food.

He adds that the donations are a credit to the Island growers, who are facing tough times themselves.