Potatoes are a beautiful thing. Nutritious and Delicious. And a basic staple that are comparatively very cost effective.

We are lucky in Maine to get premium Russet potatoes straight from Aroostook County.

And once again this year Challenger Learning Center are selling 50 pound bags as a fund raiser to support Challenger’s mission to inspire Maine students in Science and Math.

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It was a good year for potatoes in The County. Another fine growing season, yielding beautiful potatoes.

Potatoes on the floor.
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The cost for a 50 pound bag is $25. We don’t need stem education to do the math. That is only 50 cents a pound.

Want a better price?  Buy a second 50 pound bag and the price for each bag drops to $20. 40 cents a pound?  Anyone. Anyone.

Photo by Franco Antonio Giovanella on Unsplash
Photo by Franco Antonio Giovanella on Unsplash

The pick up date will be Friday November 18th at the Challenger Learning Center at 30 Venture Way in Bangor. Just in time for Thanksgiving.

At $20 for a 50 pound bag, maybe you could donate your second bag to the Salvation Army or Bangor to help those in need.   And Challenger will deliver your donation bag to the Salvation Army for you.


Photo by Immo Wegmann on Unsplash
Photo by Immo Wegmann on Unsplash

This fundraiser benefits Challenger's mission to bring STEM programming to Maine students, and helps provide food donations for our local Salvation Army of Bangor.  It is a great way to give locally this season and the 50 lbs bags are a great price.

That's according to Kirsten Hibbard, executive director of Challenger Learning Center of Maine.

Are you convinced to get a bag or two?

All you need is right here. 

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