Giving to the cause

Giving Information – Cleveland County Potato Project The Cleveland County Potato Project is a faith based attempt to grow fresh potatoes (both white and sweet) and give them to hungry people in Cleveland County. In five years, the project has produced 515,000 pounds of potatoes, thanks to the generous nature of our people.

Giving information

  • A gift of $30.00 will buy enough diesel fuel to operate a tractor for a day.

  • A gift of $40.00 will buy 100 lbs. of seed potatoes or 100 lbs. of fertilizer.

  • A $45.00 gift will buy 1000 sweet potato plants.

  • A $50.00 gift will pay for one person to work five hours removing weeds.

  • $550.00 will pay for enough seed potatoes and fertilizer to plant one acre of white potatoes.

  • $700.00 will buy enough sweet potato plants and fertilizer to plant one acre of sweet potatoes.

Any gift will be greatly appreciated

The gift of your time for planting, weeding, or harvesting will save labor cost and earn the volunteer a sense of satisfaction for helping a neighbor.

  • One acre of white potatoes may produce 10,000 to 15,000 pounds of white potatoes in an ideal growing season.
  • An acre of sweet potatoes may produce 15,000 to 20,000 pounds of sweet potatoes.

For more information

Call one of us!

  • Bill Horn, 704 482-5531
  • Charles Reed, 704 481-9119
  • Doug Sharp, 704 472-5128

Send us a check

It’s easy, simply send a check or other form of exchange to : Potato Project, c/o Charles Reed, 1175 Wyke Rd., Shelby, NC, 28150, USA

Mr. Reed, Missions Minister for the Greater Cleveland County Baptist Association, handles the fiduciary duties for the Project. A contribution to the Project receives the same tax treatment as any other gift to a 501(3)c non-profit. Our cost of production per pound ranges from 10 to 12 cents.