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Volunteers needed for USM's Sweet Potato Drop Saturday

Volunteers are need to put hundreds of pounds of sweet potatoes into individual family bags, which will then be donated to local food pantries.  Source: WDAM Volunteers are need to put hundreds of pounds of sweet potatoes into individual family bags, which will then be donated to local food pantries. Source: WDAM
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

You can do your part to help feed some hungry families in the Hattiesburg area Saturday.

And all you have to do is "drop" some vegetables into a bag.

It is all part of the first, "Sweet Potato drop" at the University of Southern Mississippi.

It will be held in the parking lot of the Payne Center from 8 a.m. until noon. 

Volunteers are need to put hundreds of pounds of sweet potatoes into individual family bags, which will then be donated to local food pantries.

The potatoes were grown in north Mississippi and are being delivered by truck to Hattiesburg. 

The event is being coordinated by USM's Center for Community and Civic Engagement.

If you'd like to volunteer, click here. 

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