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 will be collecting produce as of June 1, 2024 to help support the hungry in our local 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 ICT Food Rescue 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, over 809,289 pounds of produce have been donated by local gardeners to the Kansas Food Bank.

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.

Drop-off information
Produce can be donated this year starting in June. The produce is then collected regularly by ICT Food Rescue, 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.