Launched in 1995 by the Garden Writers Association (GWA), Plant A Row for the Hungry is a people-helping-people program that encourages gardeners to grow a little extra and donate the produce to local soup kitchens and food pantries serving the homeless and hungry in their local communities. Newfield's PAR is being coordinated by the Newfield Food Hub and all produce grown and donated will be distributed to our community through the Newfield Food Pantry.
PAR is a unique community-based program. It encourages individual and community gardeners to plant and donate an extra row of produce for the greater good in support of food relief organizations in neighborhoods, local districts, cities and counties nationwide.
There is no “typical” hungry person. Rather, he or she looks like all of us and is usually someone who, due to some unforeseen events, finds him/herself needing help.
The Newfield Food Pantry is often the only hope some people have to put food on the table for themselves and their children. By donating produce directly to the the Newfield Food Pantry, gardeners help those in need directly.