Copyright 2015 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Potato Salad Kickstarter Raises $55,000
A fundraising campaign that started as a joke has gone well beyond its $10 goal.
An ohio man raised more than $55,000 after saying he wanted to make potato salad for the first time.
Zach Brown started a crowdfunding effort on the website "Kickstarter" to raise money to whip up his first potato salad.
The campaign turned into a social media phenomenon.
By the time the campaign ended on Saturday, he had raised more than $55,000.
Nearly 7,000 people contributed, about half of them giving less than $3 each.
Brown made a promise to people who gave more money; he offered them a bite.
He now owes 3,300 people some of his potato salad.