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This Is The Party The Kickstarter Potato Salad Guy Threw With His $55,000

Peace, Love and Potato Salad was the motto for PotatoStock, and proceeds will go to charities fighting hunger and homelessness.

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Zach Brown asked for $10 to make some potato salad on Kickstarter over the summer, and the rest is history. On Saturday, he threw a potato salad party, with the proceeds slated to go to charity.

Sponsors ended up providing the 3,000 pounds of potatoes for the event. Brown said he would work with the Columbus Foundation to create a charitable fund.


In a statement in July, Brown said he wanted to use the money he had raised to make the world a better place.

AP Photo/The Columbus Dispatch, Jenna Watson

"This may have started out as a little fun with potato salad, but it's something different now. It's an opportunity to make the world a better place. Those opportunities don't come around every day."

What's next for the man behind the potato salad?

AP Photo/The Columbus Dispatch, Chris Russell

Brown told the Columbus Dispatch some of the donations will also go to starting a for-profit website to share other funny, but not necessarily potato-related, content.

Claudia Koerner is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.

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