Plant -A-Row for the Hungry (PAR) is a people- helping- people program that encourages farmers and gardeners to grow a little extra and donate the produce to local soup kitchens and food banks that serve the homeless and hungry.
PAR’s mission is to provide an avenue through which the more than 70 million farmers and gardeners in this country can help the 31 million men, women and children who go to bed hungry daily. It doesn’t take a lot to make a real contribution and the time to plan is now! Plant extra and deliver the extra harvest to a food collection site such as the Delaware Food Bank. A large planting or bumper crop will mean a great deal to your local soup kitchen, shelter or food pantry.
Even one additional row of vegetables can make a difference in your community and flowers can help to brighten the shelter meals. Herbs add both flavor and nutrients to food. If you have no garden space or green thumb there are other ways to help, such as harvest, weighing and delivering produce and providing storage space for vegetables.
For more information contact your County Extension Office or the Food Bank of Delaware.