Plant a row.
Plant A Row for the Hungry is a national campaign to encourage and support gardeners to grow food and donate it to people in need. The program started in Alaska, and in 1995 it went nationwide. In 2020, Georgians donated over 300,000 pounds of fresh, healthy produce to people in need! Gardeners from DeKalb County donated just over 10,000 pounds.
This page is dedicated to helping DeKalb County double the amount of fruits and vegetables donated to people in need! Through a partnership between Roots Down, Food Well Alliance, UGA Extension, Wylde Center and District 6 Commissioner Ted Terry, we will be highlighting resources like gardening workshops and where to find seedlings to help DeKalb County gardeners grow food and donate it to people in need. We can help solve food insecurity right in our own backyard!
Here are the details!
Plant some stuff! Whether you have a full garden in your yard, or just a few tomato plants, every bit helps. So start by getting your hands dirty.
When your food is all grown up, take whatever you don't need and donate it to one of the locations listed below.
Ready to get started?
Looking for places to donate your extra produce? Here's a great list of local food pantries and donation sites.
Toco Hills Community Alliance (Community Food Pantry)
Find more food pantries here, but be sure to contact them to make sure they are open to receiving fresh food beforehand.