Plant a Row for the Hungry
What is Plant a Row for the Hungry?
Plant a Row for the Hungry is rooted in the tradition of gardeners sharing a bountiful harvest with others. It is a program that encourages home gardeners to help the hungry in their community by planting and harvesting produce, flowers, and herbs.
Locally, the cooperative effort between the Sedgwick County Extension Master Gardeners and the Kansas Food Bank is making it possible for home gardeners to make a positive impact on hunger and nutrition challenges in Kansas. During the growing season, take your produce to a drop off location, listed below, and the Kansas Food Bank will pick it up for use in their program.
What is the impact?
- Nationally, since 1995, over 20 million pounds of produce providing over 80 million meals have been donated by American gardeners.
- Locally, since 2000, 546,676 pounds of produce have been donated by local gardeners to the Kansas Food Bank.
- In 2014, local gardeners donated 80,636 pounds of produce.
To Date in 2015: 80,053 pounds. This is a new yearly donation record!
What produce is needed?
All peak quality fresh fruits and vegetables are appreciated. From the potatoes of spring to tomatoes of summer and squash from fall, all products are shared within the community. Last year we received donations of beans, squash, tomatoes, peppers, turnips, melons, apples, and more.
Where can I take my produce?
- Kansas Food Bank - 1919 E. Douglas
- Augusta Ace Home Center - 316 W. 7th Ave., Augusta
- Brady Nursery - 11200 W. Kellogg
- Hillside Nursery - 2200 S. Hillside
- Hillside Feed & Seed - 1805 S. Hillside
- Johnson's Garden Centers - 6225 E. Shadybrook and 2707 W. 13th St.
- Valley Feed & Seed - 1903 S. Meridian
- Woodard Mercantile - 4160 N. Maize Rd, Maize