Hands On Harvests' Grow a Row gardeners donated
11,605 lbs to food banks in 2021.
Thank you for a bountiful year!
Hands On Harvests' twin missions are to help people grow fresh produce and to reduce food waste by making it easy to donate surplus harvest.
In our Grow a Row program, gardeners grow for donation. Participating is easy:
Download the Fresh Food Connect app on your phone or tablet and have access to all the details to make your donation easy.
Need another option? Check out this list of nearby food pantries that accept fresh produce or look in the weekly update for Grow a Row drop-off sites. Then tell us what you donated and how much by using this form.
3. Continue to share your garden bounty throughout the season.
Don't have a green thumb? You don't have to have a green thumb to be part of Grow a Row -- we love to help new gardeners! But we also need volunteers to drive produce from gardens and farms to pantries, to deliver seeds and plants, and to assist with fundraising and outreach.
Looking for a project in the community? We also are starting programs to create community gardens and provide container gardens to people who don't have growing space. Learn more about all of our volunteer opportunities here.
“We [gardeners] have knowledge that can improve our communities exponentially.”
-- horticulturist and author Brie Arthur
Hands On Harvests is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to boosting access to fresh produce and reducing food waste. EIN: 87-1609942. 🍅
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"Why try to explain miracles to your kids when you can just have them plant a garden."