This is Plant a Row for the Hungry Week!

Plant a Row LogoThe Plant a Row for the Hungry Program is happy to announce that next week, July 7-13th has been declared as Plant a Row for the Hungry Week by proclamations of the City of Wichita and Sedgwick County.

The Plant a Row for the Hungry program is a national effort to donate fresh garden produce to local food banks to distribute to those in need. The local program is a partnership of the Kansas Food Bank and the Sedgwick County Extension Master Gardeners.

Over 413,000 pounds of produce have been donated over the 12 years of the program. In this 13th year, the program hopes to collect a record amount of 87,000 pounds of produce to boost the total donation to over half a million pounds of produce! To help meet this goal, we are asking gardeners, in honor of Plant a Row for the Hungry week, to donate not just their excess produce but also some of the produce they would normally use themselves to help others in need. “Bring your best to the table,” said Kevin Enz from the Kansas Food Bank.

Gardeners can drop off their produce at the Kansas Food Bank or any of the drop off locations around the area, listed below.

Kansas Food Bank 

1919 E. Douglas

Augusta Ace Home Center  

316 W 7th Ave.  — Augusta

Brady Nursery

11200 W. Kellogg

Hillside Nursery

2200 South Hillside

Hillside Feed and Seed

1805 S. Hillside

Johnson’s Garden Centers

802 North Ridge Road

21st & Woodlawn

2707 West 13th

Valley Feed & Seed

1903 South Meridian

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 July 8, 2013, in Upcoming Events. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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