Potato Salad Kickstarter Comes Through; Throws Epic Party


Hey, at least he came through on his promise.

Remember that guy who raised $55,000 on Kickstarter just to make a potato salad? Well, he came through on his promise post-absurd-fundraising success and threw an epic potato salad party this past weekend in Columbus, Ohio. He called it PotatoStock (which sounds like a delicious kind of wintery soup), and the party featured live music, food trucks, and beer, and of course, lots of potato salad.

More than 3,000 pounds of potatoes, sponsored and donated by the Idaho Potato Commission, were consumed this weekend, in potato salad form and otherwise. The proceeds from the event will be donated to the Columbus Foundation: a charity that fights hunger and homelessness in the Columbus area.

"His fund will have potential way after this potato salad is forgotten," Lisa Jolley, the foundation's director of donors and development, told The Columbus Dispatch.

And yes, if you donated to the potato salad project on Kickstarter, you will be receiving your donor awards soon.

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Joanna Fantozzi is an Associate Editor with The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter@JoannaFantozzi