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4 Hours, 13 Volunteers, and 695 Pounds of Potatoes: A FYSOP Photo Story

By Irene Berman-Vaporis • September 7, 2012 at 2:00 pm


As a staff member for the First Year Student Outreach Program’s hunger issue area, I pictured that I would be giving up my last two weeks of summer in order to volunteer at a soup kitchen or a food bank. Instead of distributing food, on one day of volunteering I found myself working at the other end of the spectrum—on a farm, harvesting potatoes.

My FYSOP group volunteered in Framingham at Stearns Farm CSA, where we learned the importance of knowing where the food we eat comes from. After collecting 695 pounds of potatoes, I don’t think any of us will look at a potato the same way again.

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