Plant a Row for the Hungry

logo_parOur plethora of lettuce and salad greens this week reminded me that I haven’t pushed our Plant a Row for the Hungry program on the blog.

Plant a Row for the Hungry is a program all over the U.S. sponsored by the Garden Writers Association that encourages gardeners to plant an extra row in the garden and donate their extra produce to local food banks.

This is the 10th year we have been supporting this program here in Sedgwick County. Last year 47,801 pounds of produce was donated to the Kansas Food Bank. We hope to have another record breaking year this year!

You can drop off produce donations at any of the following locations around Wichita:

Kansas Food Bank

1919 E. Douglas

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

Johnson’s Garden Centers

802 N. Ridge Rd.

21st & Woodlawn

2707 W. 13th

Valley Feed & Seed

1903 S. Meridian

When you donate, please keep in mind that it does take a day or two for the Food Bank to get the produce distributed, so don’t bring something that is already rotting!

About Rebecca

I'm a Horticulture Educator with Sedgwick County Extension, a branch of K-State Research and Extension, located in Wichita, KS. I teach about fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

Posted on May 28, 2009, in Around the Garden and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I’m glad you have places that will take produce like that. My local places only take prepacked consumer canned goods. They are too scared of the 0.01% chance that they’ll make someone sick somehow.

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