Potato Salad Kickstarter Guy using the money he raised to hold a benefit concert for the hungry

Potato salad

Hey–remember the Potato Salad Guy from Kickstarter? The one who did a Kickstarter with a goal of $10 because he said he wanted to make potato salad?

And then he raised $55,492 from 6,900 people, and we were about half torn between thinking that this was really funny and thinking that this was a horrible waste of time and money?

Well, it turns out that we can all smile with approval at last. Because the Potato Salad Guy–whose real name is Zach Brown–has decided to spend his newfound wealth on a potato-themed concert intended to raise money for the homeless and hungry of central Ohio.

PotatoStock will take place on September 27 in Columbus, OH. There will be local bands aplenty and potato salad galore–enough to feed the 6,900 people who paid for it in the first place.

As Brown himself notes, he is “unable to send potato salad through the mail.” But, if you can make it out to Columbus for the day’s festivities, at least one bite of potato salad will be yours.

And, perhaps most importantly, the bulk of the proceeds will go into a special trust monitored by the Central Foundation, which feeds into homeless shelters and soup kitchens across the region.

In other words, the money will still be earning interest and paying for food long after the T-shirts commemorating the event have frayed, right along with our memories of it.

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