You know how much fun and flavor your vegetable garden gives you and your family. If you grew a little extra, think how much your garden harvest would be appreciated by families in need. Hunger is a serious problem in this country. Right now, 1 person out of 8 is going hungry. You could make a big difference just by doing a little more of what you love doing already.
For more than a decade, Scotts Miracle-Gro has been a leading partner with the Garden Writers Association?s "Plant A Row for the Hungry" program, which encourages gardeners to plant an extra row of produce and make a donation to local food pantries. Each year, more than one million pounds of fresh produce help feed the hungry and homeless across America. Learn more about starting a row for the hungry here.
Kids love gardening. By getting them to help you grow a little extra for families in need, you'll be giving them valuable life lessons. Organize a veggie car pool with your gardening neighbors. You can take turns driving the neighborhood produce to the food bank. When everybody pitches in, everybody wins.