Disclosure: We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. I may earn money or products from any of the companies mentioned in this post. I only recommend products and services I trust to serve you. Purchasing through an affiliate link comes at no extra cost to you. You can learn more here
Did you know that as a gardener, you can make a huge difference in the life of the hungry when you plant one row for them?
It affects families and children in your community, perhaps more than you realize. Hunger doesn’t discriminate and affects all economic and social classes.
Just because the parent who drops their child off at school is wearing a suit doesn’t mean that there’s food in the cabinets at home. More children than you know are sitting at their school desks without breakfast. Even more children will not eat on the weekends…or during the summer when free school meals aren’t available.
About 13 million children and 7 million seniors will not have enough food to eat today.
Hunger issues have been a passion for my husband and myself for about a decade now, and as someone who is involved with sustainable living, I feel a sense of responsibility to share.
As gardeners, we have much to share, food and knowledge. Food pantries are desperate for fresh produce to feed their clients, many of whom are children. They are also desperate for gardeners to share their knowledge to help others get their own gardens started! I’ve done some of this at our local food pantry and it’s so easy to do, and the folks are super grateful!
There are so many ways to share and educate within our communities, you just need to look. Here’s a few ideas to get you started.
This organization helps 42 million home and community gardeners end food waste and hunger by educating and enabling them to donate their excess produce to one of 8,170 food banks around the country. They will help you locate a food pantry in your area!
I love this concept! Plant one row for the hungry in your area and simply call your food pantry when it’s ready! This is so easy to do as we’re planning our gardens this year!
Another fabulous organization with a great website, full of information! Check it out.
Plant that extra row for the hungry this year! You’ll be so glad that you did!