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new-logo2Spud Patrol :: Vancouver, Nanaimo, Asheville N.C.
People Feeding People

Congratulations Vancouver: Serving for 22 years, Nanaimo 18 yrs, Asheville NC 10 years

Spud Patrol

We think that no one should go hungry in our communities!
Inspired by Jeffrey Armstrong

JOIN IN!  It’s fun! it’s easy! and it’s good karma.

(S.P.U.D. – Serving Potatoes to Unrecognized Devas) Sanskrit for Divine Beings

Children are welcome to attend. Bring the family & friends!

Potatoes baked with love from your home to the homeless.

Be prepared for a rush of gratitude that will sustain and refresh you in a way that sleep doesn’t do…

Each city coordinator brings the all the plates / serving bowls/ forks / salt & pepper. Please help with a financial donation to cover this expense.

SIGN UP by calling or emailing your city coordinator listed below.

Mark your Calendars – 2020 SPUD dates:

Jan 11, Feb 8, Apr 4, May 9, June 6, July 4, Aug 1, Sept 5, Oct 3, Oct 31, Nov 28, Dec 19

Dates are calculated to the Saturday closest to the full moon each month

Ongoing for over 22 years in Vancouver!! Founded by Jeffrey Armstrong & Sandi Graham

SPUDS n DUDS

As well as potatoes please bring any of the following:

used, clean warm clothing – men’s & women’s coats, pants, shoes, shirts, socks, sweaters, sweatshirts, hats, gloves, scarves, blankets or sleeping bags are always welcomed.

If you can’t bake — bring butter or sour cream, shredded cheese or a bowl of chopped green onions…and your enthusiasm!

MOST IMPORTANT TO BRING ARE WELL COOKED SPUDS AND THE TRIMMINGS:

Thanks for caring and sharing…

HOW TO BAKE SPUDS:

When cooking spuds…

PLEASE ENSURE YOU COOK THEM ALL THE WAY

The night before: Wrap all your spuds in tinfoil (don’t pierce them) Stack them evenly in the oven – ready for the morning.

9:00 am Next Morning: Bake at 450 degrees for 1.5-2 hrs – if they are really big give them longer (test one)

11-11:30 Pack potatoes into coolers or Costco bags and bring all the trimmings to the meeting point.

 

  • We are getting quite a few that are still hard inside, It is really hard to OVERCOOK a baked potato…so please overcook as opposed to undercook.
  • Please check, and don’t poke the spud through the tin foil with a fork as it drives the foil into the spud and leaves BLACK MARKS in the potato.

Sign up in your city by emailing or calling the coordinators in your city below:

VANCOUVER:

Tracy Borders – 604-254-7337 – tborders63@gmail.com

Media: Sandi Graham vasa@jeffreyarmstrong.com 604-771-1030

If you wish to be a co-ordinator in your city please contact Sandi

WHERE: Meets on Hastings Street – at Pigeon Park. Corner of Hastings and Carroll St

NANAIMO:

Kate & Steen Petersen (250) 390-1216 or kateandsteen@shaw.ca

Many thanks to Ev Schmidt who managed SPUD for over 7 years!

WHERE: Bring your offerings down to the green space in front of the Casino downtown, across the road from Wendy’s, next to the Italian/fish fountain BEFORE NOON!

ASHEVILLE, NC:

Chuck & Annette Hunner – 828-216-1422 – hunner@charter.net

WHERE: Location email hunner@charter.net. We begin serving spuds at 11 am.

VICTORIA:

Needs a New co-ordinator

WHERE: Location is corner of Vancouver St. and Pandora St. – Map Here

Coordinators are needed:
Where ever Devas are going hungry….
Edmonton, CALGARY, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal, Seattle, Portland, in California and all US Cities…