Plant a Row for the Hungry
2023 Growing Season
The Plant a Row program resumes in June, 2023 with the first harvest of spring vegetables, and will be accepting donated produce throughout the entire growing season to help support the hungry in our local community.
What is Plant a Row for the Hungry?
For over 20 years, Plant a Row for the Hungry has honored the tradition of gardeners sharing their bountiful harvests with others. We encourage local home gardeners, hobby farmers and community gardens to take a hand in reducing hunger in the community by planting and harvesting extra produce, fruits, and herbs with the intention to donate in mind.
Locally, the cooperative effort between the Sedgwick County Extension Master Gardener volunteers, Common Ground Producers & Growers Mobile Market, and ICT Food Rescue makes it simple for people to contribute fresh produce that will be used to feed those in need in our community. When you donate by dropping fresh vegetables, herbs or fruit off at one of the local collection sites, it becomes bags of produce for families or seniors in need, meals for those in shelters or low income housing, or a healthy snack for kids in daycare.
What is the impact?
- Nationally, since 1995, over 80 million meals were donated by American gardeners to feed their neighbors.
- Locally, since 2000, nearly a million pounds of produce have been donated by local gardeners for local distribution.
- There are over 84 million households with a yard or garden in the U.S. If every gardener plants one extra row of vegetables and donates their surplus to local food agencies and soup kitchens, a significant impact can be made on reducing hunger.
What produce is needed?
All peak-quality fresh vegetables, herbs and fruits are needed and appreciated. From potatoes in spring to juicy summer tomatoes, and pumpkins in fall, all products are shared within our community.
Produce will be accepted beginning June 1st at the locations listed below. Donations will be collected by ICT Food Rescue volunteers, and distributed through Common Grounds Producers & Growers Mobile Market and ICT Food Rescue at no charge to those in need in our local community.
-Augusta Ace Home Center, 316 W. 7th Ave. (Augusta)
-Brady Nursery, 11200 W. Kellogg
-Hillside Nursery, 2200 S. Hillside
-Hillside Feed and Seed, 1805 S. Hillside
-P&P Seed & Bait, 1901 E. 21st.
-Johnson's Garden Centers, 6225 E. Shadybrook and 2707 W. 13th
-Valley Feed & Seed, 1903 S. Meridian
-Woodard Mercantile, 4160 N. Maize Rd. (Maize) and 1313 E. US-54 (Andover)
-ICT Food Rescue, Town West Square, 4600 W. Kellogg Drive, #307