HARRISBURG, Pa. — Maine farmers have donated 40,000 pounds (18,143 kilograms) of potatoes to a Pennsylvania church.

Project coordinator Gary Wilkins tells WHTM-TV a group of about 60 volunteers at Grace United Methodist Church in Lemoyne sorted through the potatoes Saturday. The donation was part of the church’s annual Potato Drop which helps combat hunger.

The potatoes will be re-bagged and donated to local food banks, families and soup kitchens. The leftover potatoes will be donated to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.

The (Carlisle) Sentinel reports this is the sixth year the church has organized the potato drop.

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