Plant a Row for the Hungry
Johnson's is an Official Drop Off Site for Plant a Row for the Hungry
The Plant a Row program has resumed for the 2022 growing season and will be collecting produce weekly to help support the hungry in our community.
What is Plant a Row for the Hungry? Plant a Row for the Hungry is rooted in the tradition of gardeners sharing a bountiful harvest with others. It is a program that encourages home gardeners to help the hungry in their community by planting and harvesting produce, flowers, and herbs. Locally, the cooperative effort between the Sedgwick County Extension Master Gardener volunteers and the Common Ground Producers & Growers Mobile Market is making it possible for home gardeners to make a positive impact on hunger and nutrition challenges in Kansas.
What is the impact? Nationally, since 1995, over 20 million pounds of produce providing over 80 million meals have been donated by American gardeners. Locally, since 2000, 809,289 pounds of produce have been donated by local gardeners to the Kansas Food Bank. In 2019 over 27,000 pounds of produce was donated.
What produce is needed? All peak-quality fresh fruits and vegetables are appreciated. From the potatoes of spring to tomatoes of summer and squash from fall, all products are shared within the community.
Produce can be donated this year starting in June. The produce is then collected regularly by Common Ground Producers & Growers Mobile Market, for distribution in the community. Drop off at either Johnson's Garden Center store location. For more information, call K-State Research & Extension - Sedgwick County: 316-660-0100.