Why Grow a Row? We believe that everyone has the right to fresh, healthy, food. However, those who rely on food pantries often don’t have access to fresh produce. This is where you come in. Do you have a garden that produces far too many tomatoes than you can eat and preserve? Does your apple tree overwhelm you with fruit by the end of the season? Instead of letting all that nutritious produce go to waste, you can donate it to it to your local food pantry. Fight hunger in your own backyard!
1. Sign up here to register your “row.”
2. Plant, grow, and harvest your fruits and veggies!
3. Donate to your neighborhood food pantry. Click here to find a food pantry near you. Check in with the pantry manager to confirm the best times to drop-off your donations.
Who can participate: Anyone with a bit of garden space! This is also a great opportunity for an Eagle Scout Project. Please help us spread the word to your family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers. Follow this link to download a Grow A Row flyer. Read about the history of Grow-a-Row here.
Thanks to all the community-minded individuals who participated in Grow-a-Row in 2014! From Sugarhouse to Spanish fork, over 40 people grew and donated fresh produce to their local food pantries. The map below shows all the “rows” throughout the valley. Check out this great article from Deseret News that highlights Jeffrey, a West Jordan boy scout who used Grow a Row to enlist his neighbors to grow and donate thousands of pounds of winter squash this season.