Charter school students glean potatoes for Idaho food bank

Charter school students glean potatoes for Idaho food bank

Story and photo by John O’Connell, The Herald Journal

ABERDEEN — Grinning Pocatello Community Charter School first- and second-graders tromped through a muddy field Thursday morning lugging grocery sacks overfilled with hefty Russet Burbank potatoes.

Their field trip to Gehring Farms in Aberdeen, where they toured potato harvest and then gleaned potatoes, doubled as a service project — one they tackled with a zeal befitting an Easter egg hunt.

They filled the bed of a pickup truck with nearly 2,000 pounds of spuds, planning to donate their bounty to the Idaho Foodbank in Pocatello.

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