Seed-to-Feed 2014: How to help Church Community Services pick potatoes

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By: Lydia Sheaks
lsheaks@elkharttruth.com

Jennifer Shephard/The Elkhart Truth

Church Community ServicesSeed-to-Feed program needs help bringing in this year’s potato harvest. 

Every year, Seed-to-Feed has a few days to pick potatoes from a donated field. Those potatoes are later distributed to families in need of food in the area through CCS’ Food Bank of Elkhart County. 

This year, though, a Seed-to-Feed representative says the group won’t be able to pick as many potatoes as it has in the past unless more volunteers step up to donate their time.

“We have had strong support in the past few years,” Natasha Weisenbeck, co-coordinator of Seed-to-Feed said. “However, within the past week groups we were relying on to help have now become unavailable. This leaves us in a bit of a bind.”

Picking days are Tuesday, Oct. 7 and Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 13509 300 E, Syracuse. 

Here’s a map of where the field is located:

The goal, according to Weisenbeck, is to meet last year’s potato harvest total of 64,365 pounds.

To volunteer for any length of time during those two days, contact Weisenbeck at 574-333-7952 or nweisenbeck@churchcommunityservices.com. 

Tuesday’s picking may be canceled due to weather conditions, so it’s important to call before you plan to visit the field.

Follow reporter Lydia Sheaks on Twitter at @LydiaSheaks
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