Give the Gift of your Green Thumb
“Plant a Row” for those in need
If you have your own home garden, you can help by donating your extra garden produce to the Food Bank. We will use your donated produce to serve clients visiting our Mobile Food Pantry distributions and our Kids’ Farmers Markets.
Through the Garden Writer Association there is a national program called “Plant a Row for the Hungry.” The program encourages gardeners to plant at least one row “for someone in need” and donate it to the Food Bank, or a local food pantry or soup kitchen. You can visit www.gardenwriters.org/PAR for more information about the Plant a Row program. Master gardeners may also be interested in helping.
Food Bank Garden
Did you know that the Food Bank has a garden at our warehouse and office on Upper Oakwood Avenue? Consisting of 20 raised beds along our memorial sidewalk and amidst tall pine trees and honorary benches, the Food Bank garden, sponsored in part by Chemung Canal Trust Company, produces over 1,000 pounds of produce annually for our Kid’s Farmers Markets. Each Year, volunteers from corporations, community organizations, and the local neighborhood adopt a bed (or two!) to grow tomatoes, peppers, squash, beans and other fresh veggies in the garden.You don’t have to be a garden expert!
As of Summer 2019, the garden is currently offline until we can find more volunteers and dedicated volunteer garden coordinator.
Want to help? Contact us below
Contact our Health & Nutrition Department:
Matt Griffin, Director of Health & Nutrition