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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: September 8th    
2012                            55,794
2011                            46,495
 

             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)!
Aug 18 - 67,776
Aug 25 - 72,154
Sept 2  - 73,579
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 Find out more about the Kansas Food Bank, go to the following
  link: http://www.kansasfoodbank.org/about-the-foodbank/

 

 
National Plant A Row for the Hungry Program