Working together to build and sustain
hunger-free communities
throughout the Southern Tier.

Plant A Row


Calling All Gardeners. Plant a Row for the Hungry!

The Food Bank is encouraging local gardeners like yourself to plant a row of crops for the hungry this year. Why not team up with a friend or a neighborhood group. Your gardening skills and fresh vegetables can make a difference! You can help by planting a row of crops for our hungry neighbors in need.

What can gardeners donate?
All vegetables are welcome. Beans, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, onions, peppers, squash, and tomatoes are especially popular.

Where and when can you drop off vegetables?
There are two options:
1) Bring your donation to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, or
2) Bring your donation to a food pantry or other program in or near your community.

The Food Bank of the Southern Tier is a participating organization in Plant a Row for the Hungry,
a campaign of the Garden Writers Association.

In 2013, 10,400 pounds of produce were donated to the Food Bank through the Plant a Row for the Hungry program.

Click here to download a Plant A Row For The Hungry fact sheet.

For information contact:
Nancy Jean Perkins, Volunteer Coordinator
at 607.796.6061 x4043, or email

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