Mike and Ali Carter are pictured with a full pallet of potato-based meals ready for shipment. The Carters spearheaded a mobile packing event to benefit the charitable organization “Feed My Starving Children.” Carter, the CEO of Bushmans,’, Inc., Rosholt, led a fundraising effort on behalf of the Wisconsin potato industry which raised over $50,000 to fund the event. Over 500 volunteers, many with ties to the Wisconsin potato industry, helped prepare and pack 200,000 meals from July 22-24 at the Noel Hangar in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.
Working the scale at the mobile packing event are Gene (left) and Cliff Gagas (right) of Gagas Farms, Custer. In the background are Mike and Ali Carter.
Preparing potato-based meals at the Feed My Starving Children mobile packing event are (L-R): Don and Carole Gagas, and Sheila, Lauren and Rachel Rine.
Bob Guenthner (right) of Guenthner Potato Company, Inc., Antigo, Wisconsin, helps fill a meal pack with some young volunteers at the Feed My Starving Children mobile packing event in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.
Julie Braun, Josie Spurgeon and Karen Walters help pack meals.