42,000 pounds of potatoes delivered to eight W. Va. counties

Lubeck, W. Va. (WTAP) - Thousands of pounds of potatoes were delivered throughout the mountain state in an effort to help those in need.

42,000 pounds of potatoes were grown in Maine and arrived in Parkersburg Friday morning.

United Methodist Men Fellowship volunteers delivered the potatoes to pantries in Calhoun, Doddridge, Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Wirt, and Wood counties Saturday morning.

More than 25 organizations in Wood County received 50-pound sacks of potatoes.

Steve Mahaffey is the president of the Little Kanawha District of the United Methodist Men Fellowship. His church, the Lubeck United Methodist Church, received more than 10 sacks of potatoes. He says he appreciates working for an organization that helps out the community.

"This is something that the Methodist men have partnered with for years through the society of St. Andrews," he said.

"It's a ministry and so we feel fortunate that we can participate in that and help feed those that are not as fortunate as some others so that's our goal and our mission is to help those that need help."

Mahaffey says the group started delivering potatoes in 2002.

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