Scores of spuds are on their way to West Norfolk to help those struggling to find enough food.
Local farmer DS Means is going to supply potatoes which are too big or the wrong shape for supermarket sales, to the food banks in King’s Lynn and Downham Market.
Paul Kunes, the borough councillor for Terrington, helped make this happen. He 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.”