Lincoln Bags 700 Pounds of Potatoes


Eleven Lincoln Elementary students, nine parents and one principal (Dave Michener) recently bagged more than 700 pounds of sweet potatoes for those in need at JK Community Farm near Round Hill as a service project.


The Lincoln volunteers spent parts of three afternoons at their labors.


Founded in 2018, the JK Community Farm – a 501(c)(3) started by JK Moving Services – provides children, senior citizens and families facing food insecurity with fresh, organic fruit, vegetables and protein. This year, 30,000 pounds of sweet potatoes were produced on the farm. Huge bags of sweet potatoes were brought onto sorting tables for the Lincoln volunteers to place in three-pound bags. The bags will be given to local food pantries for distribution to individual clients. JK Community Farm distributes its yield in partnership with Loudoun Hunger Relief, Food For Others (Fairfax), and Arlington Food Assistance Center.


The Lincoln volunteers were among the 3,000 volunteers who helped the 150-acre JK Community Farm attain its mission. 





Published December 14, 2020