The Potato Salad Kickstarter Financed a Big Party
Not too long ago, Zack Danger Brown started a Kickstarter campaign. Many people use the crowdfunding site to help finance their artistic endeavors, but Brown created his Kickstarter to make a potato salad. Though he only asked for, at most, $100 to make two different potato salads, he ended up earning $55,000 with the help of nearly 7,000 people's donations.
When Brown earned $3,000 his potato salad dreams grew more ambitious and he hoped to through a party. Brown wrote, "My kitchen is too small! I will rent out a party hall and invite the whole internet to the potato salad party (only $10 and above will be allowed in the kitchen)! The internet loves potato salad! Let's show them that potato salad loves the internet!!" Eventually Brown did throw the epic party in Columbus, Ohio, where he promised there would be "peace, love and potato salad." He called his event PotatoStock 2014 and it took place on September 27th.
The Idaho Potato Commission donated 3,000 pounds of potatoes for salads and other dishes. In addition to all the potato-filled food, the party included live music and food trucks. The entrance was free to the general public. The proceeds from the event were donated to the charity Columbus Foundation which helps to fight hunger and homelessness in Columbus.
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