Plant a Row for the Hungry is rooted in the tradition of sharing a bountiful garden harvest with others. It is a people-helping-people program for home gardeners to help the hungry in their own communities. The core part of the program is encouraging gardeners to plant a row (or some amount) extra and designate that produce to donate to the Kansas Food Bank.
The cooperative effort between the Sedgwick County Master Gardeners and the Kansas Food Bank is making it possible for the individual home gardener to make a tremendous impact on the widespread hunger problem in Kansas. During the growing season, the Kansas Food Bank will pick up your produce from local garden centers which have volunteered to serve as convenient drop-off sites.
Please consider donating produce that is at peak quality. Bring your best to the table!
One pound at a time...one row at a time. Together we make a difference.
WE MADE OUR GOAL FOR 2014 AND THEN SOME. Food Bank has collected 518,553 pounds as of 8/11/2014. WITH EVERYONE'S HELP WE DID IT. But let's not stop there, still time to collect more!
As of: August 11th
Plant A Row Hungry Brochure 2014
OFFICIAL DROP-OFF SITES
Augusta Ace Home Center - 316 W 7th Ave., Augusta
Brady Nursery - 11200 W. Kellogg
Hillside Nursery - 2200 South Hillside
Hillside Feed and Seed - 1805 South Hillside
Johnson's Garden Centers -
802 North Ridge Road
21st & Woodlawn
2707 West 13th
Kansas Food Bank - 1919 E. Douglas
Valley Feed & Seed - 1903 South Meridian
Look at the picture to the left - wow - this was collected on Sat July 26th from the Farmers Market and 3 drop-off sites for a total of 1,315 lbs. Pretty awesome isn't it - keep up the good work. I am going to have a week by week total below so that you can see how much is collected each week.
July 15 - 11,123
July 21 - 16,421
July 28 - 32,414 (this is exciting)!!
Aug 4 - 41,592
Aug 11 - 52,913 (we made our goal)!
Find out more about the Kansas Food Bank, go to the following