Potatoes are a staple for people in Central Asia and Eastern Europe. In some former Soviet countries, people sometimes refer to the potato as their “second bread” because they incorporate it into various parts of their daily diet. Rich in nutrients, potatoes rank as one of the world’s most important crops. CAM is providing potatoes to impoverished families and individuals in Central Asia and Eastern Europe where economies are declining, job opportunities are limited, and inflation and food prices are rising. People are grateful to receive potatoes to help them through the long, cold months of winter.