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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 local communities.

Sharing can happen on many levels. Home gardeners, schools, church groups, youth and community organizations, and even area businesses can all help make a difference for their neighbors who experience hunger or the threat of hunger.

How it works

  • Donate your excess produce to Second Harvest or one of our partner agencies near you.
  • Sell your produce excess and seconds to Second Harvest.
  • Participate in Plant a Row for the Hungry by planting and harvesting designated yields to Second Harvest.

To get started, please complete the Plant a Row for the Hungry form. Then, search below to connect with a Second Harvest Partner Agency near you. To help us keep track of your impact, please submit your pounds donated.



Find an Agency Partner in Your Area

Search by agency name or enter your zip code or select your county.

Agency Name
Zip Code

For questions, please contact us at 615-329-3491 or email


image003Thank you to our partner, Johnny’s Seeds, for their generous seed donation and for helping to feed those who are hungry this growing season.








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