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Big spuds heading to Downham Market and King’s Lynn Food Banks

Helen Gilbert from King's Lynn Food Bank with Cllr Paul Kunes and some of the donated potatoes.

Published: Tuesday, 28th November 2023

Perfectly good potatoes that are considered either too big or wrong shaped for supermarkets are heading to Downham Market and King’s Lynn Food Banks.

A local farmer, D.S. Means Ltd, is supplying them to local food banks on the recommendation of Cllr Paul Kunes, Ward member for Terrington, who said:

“These perfectly good potatoes are considered outside the size standards for the packing industry and considered the wrong shape for supermarkets. They’re clearly edible and by donating them to local food banks mean they can help our residents who need them.”

Helen Gilbert, Project Manager at King’s Lynn Food Bank, said:

“This donation helps the food bank at a time when we really need it and there’s a lot you can do with potatoes when it comes to cooking. We’re really busy at the foodbank at the moment and would appreciate donations of tinned meat, tinned vegetables, and soup in particular.”

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