Greensboro, NC -- Friday, a Greensboro church gave away 40,000 pounds of sweet potatoes.
Genesis Baptist Church, at 2812 E. Bessemer Ave., gave away all the potatoes in about 4 1/2 to 5 hours, according to Pastor Calvin O. Foster, Jr.
Pastor C. said people came in truckloads and droves after WFMY News 2 posted the story online and broadcasted it on TV at noon. About 500 people went to the giveaway; people came from as far as Burlington, Raleigh and even Virginia.
Next Thursday at noon, they will receive another 40,000 pounds of potatoes to give away. The church says the next batch of potatoes will be white potatoes.