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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.


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

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"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 national reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.

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