Crash potatoes helping feed poor
Published 14/07/2011 | 08:50
Potatoes that spilled from a lorry after a crash with a freight train are now being used to feed needy families in Delaware in the US.
The crash occurred on Sunday on US 13 in Milford. On Monday morning, the Department of Transportation emailed the Food Bank of Delaware and asked if it could use a dump truck full of potatoes, and the food bank immediately accepted.
Food bank spokeswoman Kim Kostes said volunteers sorted through the potatoes to remove the damaged ones. She said bags of potatoes will be offered to the food bank's 440 hunger relief programme partners across the state.
Samuel Frymoyer, the driver of the lorry, said it is "awesome" that the potatoes are going to people in need.
Milford police said Mr Frymoyer is facing several traffic charges as a result of the crash.