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Big Idaho Potato Visits Clay County, North Carolina

This week Clay County, NC received a visit from the world’s largest potato on wheels. The Big Idaho® Potato is currently traveling across the country and our little town was lucky enough to be one of the stops.

Every year since it’s debut in 2011, the Big Idaho® Potato travels across the country helping communities through “A Big Helping.” In 2017 the truck is schedule to visit 60 cities, travel more than 23,000 miles, and help dozens of charities better serve their community.

What is “A Big Helping”
“A Big Helping” is the Big Idaho® Potato Truck’s charitable component. In most of the markets the Truck visits, it partners with a local charity. While in the market, a signature board is set up and for every signature collected, $1.00 is donated to the partner charity, up to $500. In 2016, the Truck made donations to more than 30 charities across the country!

You can also find the truck making an appearance at the Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C., attending the Potato Chip Festival in Saratoga Springs, NY and participating in the National Football Hall of Fame parade in Canton, OH.

The recent visit of the Big Idaho® Potato truck in Hayesville, NC benefited the Clay County Food Pantry and Matt’s Ministry. To learn how you can get the Big Idaho Potato truck to come to your neighborhood, you can visit them online and request an appearance.

A few fun facts:
• This massive potato would make 30,325 servings of mashed potatoes
• Could easily make over 1,500,000 average sized french fries
• Would take over 10,000 years to grow
• Weighs 6 tons, equaling 32,346 medium-sized Idaho potatoes.

To learn more about the Big Idaho® Potato Truck, visit their official site.

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