SpudLove Snacks’ new potato chip line will be made from organic potatoes grown at Threemile Canyon Farms in Boardman.
The line of chips are 100% “USDA-certified organic, Non-GMO Project Verified and certified Gluten-Free,” according to a news release, and come in five varieties: Sea Salt, Barbecue, Sea Salt + Vinegar, Jalapeno and Cracked Pepper.
The snack company announced the launch of the chips with a commitment to donate potatoes to Farmers Ending Hunger every month. Farmers Ending Hunger is an Oregon nonprofit that started in Hermiston and collects fresh produce and other farm products for the Oregon Food Bank, which send the food on to local food pantries around the state.
“We’re honored to be the beneficiaries of this generous partnership that helps bring locally grown potatoes to families facing food insecurity throughout Oregon,” John Burt, executive director of Farmers Ending Hunger, said in a statement.
Sheila Stanziale, CEO of SpudLove Snacks, said the monthly donation will be the company’s way of supporting a nonprofit that “looks out for the needs of the most vulnerable in our community.”
“We believe the best way to fight hunger is to provide nutritious food to those in need,” she said in a statement. “And just as we work to take care of our community, we work equally hard to take care of the land at Threemile Canyon Farms through thoughtful, sustainable farming practices that ensures we can continue to grow the best quality potatoes.”
According to the Oregon Food Bank, an average of 84,000 children a month in Oregon eat meals from emergency food boxes received from a food bank.