Is your garden overflowing with a bountiful harvest of tomatoes and peppers? Dedicate a row of your garden to a local food shelf. Everyone enjoys fresh produce and you can help struggling families in your community by sharing your bounty.
Your local food pantry*, soup kitchen – or deserving neighbors and friends.
- A garden
- A bag or box to carry your freshly picked goods
- Optional: card-making materials
- Call your local food pantry or soup kitchen to make sure they can accept your donation.
- Plant one row in your garden that you plan to donate.
- When it’s ready, harvest your produce.
- If you’d like, attach a card saying something like, “From the garden of ___“ or “Fresh to you! Enjoy!”
- Deliver to the nonprofit or to a friend or neighbor in need. If you choose a food pantry, ask about getting a tour.
Please consider growing items for donation that are most needed by food pantries:
Collards, cauliflower, cabbage, cantaloupe, broccoli, carrots, kale, tomatoes, peppers, winter squash.
Donations of any freshly picked fruits, vegetables and herbs are always welcome. The fresher the better!
~Plant a Row for the Hungry is an official non-profit, but you can donate any time you have a surplus without an official pledge to participate. Garden Writer’s Association Plant a Row for the Hungry. http://www.gardenwriters.org/Par/index.html