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Group sells spuds for families in need

By Katherine Mozzone, KTVM Reporter, kmozzone@ktvm.com
Published On: Oct 06 2012 06:17:28 PM MDT
BOZEMAN, Mont. -

Gallatin Valley folks picked up fresh spuds for a good cause at the Bozeman Kenyon Noble, Saturday.

Hope and the Holidays sold 12 to 15 pound bags of potatoes donated from a farm in Amsterdam.

Hope and the Holidays a joint effort by the American Legion, Lions Club, Marine Corps League and Kiwanis Club and all the money raised will go to provide Christmas for needy families.

The group pre-sold around 150 bags and by noon, they had already sold another 50 bags.

All the leftover potatoes will go towards feeding hungry families this holiday season.

"When you're looking at those children who may not have Christmas...It's been a very difficult last four years so, it makes the difference in the lives of so many families, especially during the holidays, of what we're doing here," says Hope and the Holidays President Mary Brydich.

Hope and the Holidays is a year-round organization that also assists with disaster relief.

Their focus, however, is the holiday season.

Last year they helped around 700 families in a five county region and delivered almost 1700 toys to kids who may otherwise may not have had a gift for the holidays.

This year, Hope and the Holidays expects to feed around 300 families in need.

For more information, or if you'd like to buy a bag of spuds, visit their Facebook page or call (406) 510-8202.