Spud Patrol :: Vancouver, Nanaimo, Asheville N.C.
People Feeding People
Congratulations Vancouver: Serving for 22 years, Nanaimo 18 yrs, Asheville NC 10 years
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 – 2021 SPUD dates are:
Jan 30, Feb 27, Mar 27, April 24, May 29, June 26, July 24, Aug 21, Sept. 18, Oct. 23, Nov. 20, Dec. 18
Please check with your city Sponsor before coming out! We will post monthly updates here. More city sponsors are needed!
Thank you to all the volunteers who came out in 2020 and who were “ready to go” should the covid restrictions be lifted. It’s been a year when there are more people living on the streets, suicides are higher than ever and a warm baked potato would have been a welcome meal for many. Its certainly a year we would like to forget but probably never will. Generosity and kindness to all humanity are qualities we should aspire. Stay healthy, and call someone you love or have been out of touch with today.
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:
Kate & Steen Petersen (250) 390-1216 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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