To qoute the GWA:
"Launched in 1995, Plant A Row is a public service program of the Garden Writers
Association and the GWA Foundation. Garden writers are asked to encourage their
readers/listeners to plant an extra row of produce each year and donate their
surplus to local food banks, soup kitchens and service organizations to help
feed America’s hungry.
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."
So Next year, plant a row, a square, or a planter for the hungry. Plant a tomato plant or two. Plant an extra zuke or pumpkin vine!I can say with humilty that the food banks love donations of fresh produce and it is well used. We at the community garden donate the produce we raise there. We are at about 30+ pounds of fresh produce- not a giant start but, a good baby step!
"We would like to invite your readers to visit
to learn about a nationwide campaign to diminish hunger in America by
enabling backyard gardeners to share their crops with neighborhood food
pantries. Over 865 food pantries nationwide are already on AmpleHarvest.org and
more are signing up daily.
Your readers can help both by encouraging
local food pantries to register as well as encouraging gardeners to use the site
to help find local food pantries (see
info@AmpleHarvest.org for additional information."