Due to a donation from a Quebec man, a large shipment of P.E.I. potatoes will be going to Montreal to feed people in need. This act of kindness comes after the man heard about the U.S. ban on potatoes and wanted to help. Mac Watson lives in Montreal and grew up in a farming community outside the city.
Watson has been a supporter of Montreal’s Welcome Hall Mission for years. The group works to help and feed the city’s most vulnerable residents. Watson said he heard about the U.S. ban on P.E.I. potatoes and realized all that inventory could go to waste. So, he decided to purchase some directly from P.E.I. and have them shipped to Montreal to avoid all that waste.
Watson gifted the Welcome Hall Mission with $15,00 worth of shares, in order to purchase 77,000 kilograms of potatoes and have them shipped. Watson specifically said “I just thought it was a win-win situation,… The Welcome Hall gets the potatoes to feed the needy instead of potatoes being destroyed.”
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