Raleigh’s Plant a Row for the Hungry – update

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Plant a Row for the Hungry – Community-wide Campaign Kickoff

July 28, 2009 – This report for Jason at the Raleigh Foot Shuttle, “The Plant A Row for the Hungry (PAR) program is doing great! Over 2000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables have been donated by local green thumbs so far. The Food Shuttle thanks everyone who is doing their part to fight hunger in the Greater Triangle. And it’s never too late to get started! Check out our PAR blog at plantarow.wordpress.com. Thanks again!”

Logan Trading Company, in partnership with the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, is launching a Plant a Row for the Hungry (PAR) campaign to encourage all gardeners to grow a little extra produce to donate to the hungry and homeless.

interfaith_2color_revisedPAR is a national campaign begun by the Garden Writers Association in 1995. The first annual Raleigh PAR campaign will run from June 13 to September 26, 2009.  Food donations can be brought to Logan Trading Co. every Saturday from 9am-12noon or to the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Monday – Friday 8AM-4PM.  Donations of seeds, gently used gardening tools, canned and dried foods are also welcome.

It may be hard to imagine, but the face of hunger in the Triangle isn’t just homeless people in our downtowns. It is the face of an elderly neighbor choosing between food and medication. It is the working parent who earns too much to qualify for food stamps so she goes without in order that her children are fed.  It is the middle class family dealing with job loss and relying on the local food pantry for donations.  Everyone can do something to help alleviate hunger in their community.  Donating as little as one pound of fresh produce – a few tomatoes or a couple of squash – can supplement up to four meals for a person in need.

Logan Trading Co. is an independent, family-owned garden center dedicated to fostering happy, healthy and beautiful communities.


giftcardContact: Leslie Logan

Tel: (919) 828-5337 or Cell Phone: (919) 418-2967

Email: leslieatlogans@gmail.com

Website: Logan Trading Company

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3 Comments »

  1. Looking forward to being up at Garden Writers very soon! Love the area. Lots of wonderful plants and people to be around. http://www.gardenwriters.org/gwa.php?p=meetings/program.html

  2. Janet said

    My garden isn’t producing this year, crop is limited to tomatoes, and the squirrels love them!! 😦

  3. Aster had bumper tomato and cucumber crops this year. H.

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