Your Excess Garden Produce Can Help Feed Those In Need

It’s harvest time. Did you plant a row for the hungry? Do you have an abundance of fruit and vegetables in your backyard garden? Do you have fruit going to waste on trees in your yard or around your neighborhood? Donate it to feed the hungry! The Shasta Food Group Coalition of local food banks, will gladly accept your extra fruit and vegetables. No amount is too large or small.

Plant A Row for the Hungry is a community-wide effort that encourages gardeners to grow a little extra and donate produce to local soup kitchens and food pantries serving hungry families in Shasta County.

Need help harvesting your extra produce and fruits? Shasta Food Group has volunteers ready to assist with gleaning fruit trees, large gardens or fields.

The need is great. More than 38% of Shasta County adults and their children do not have enough nutritious food to last throughout the month. Last year backyard gardeners and community gardens donated a total of over 34,000 pounds of produce directly to local food banks. By donating your extra produce you can help local organizations stretch their already meager resources.

For more information on gleaning or to locate a pantry nearest you, please call (530) 226-3067.

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