Plant a Row for the Hungry - Mercer County, Pennsylvania

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  • 1. What is Plant A Row for the Hungry? Plant a Row for the (PAR) Hungry Communities Harvesting HopeLaunched in 1995 by the Gar-den Writers Associated (GWA),Plant A Row for the Hungry is apeople-helping people programthat encourages gardeners togrow a little extra and donatethe produce to food banks, soupkitchens and food pantries serv-ing the homeless and hungry intheir local communities. You can make a difference! Community Food Warehouse of Mercer County, PA 109 S. Sharpsville Ave Suite A Sharon, PA 16146PAR’s mission is to provide www.foodwarehouse.organ avenue for individuals,farms and over 84 million For more information please contact:gardening households in the Mimi PradaU.S. to help America’s most Phone: 724.981.0353vulnerable citizens and the Fax: 724.981.7949food agencies serving them. Email: mprada@foodwarehouse.org
  • 2. How You Can HelpCommunityFood Warehouse As an individual... Plant a row of vegetables orof Mercer County ♦ fruit designated for the Plant- A-Row project.Community Food Ware- ♦ Deliver produce to the Com- munity Food Warehouse ofhouse, a non-profit food Mercer County.bank is the primary ♦ Spread the word. Pass along asource of emergency food Plant-A-Row brochure.products in Mercer The Facts As a farmer...County. ♦ Plant a row of vegetables or fruit designated for the Plant-The Ware- ♦ Hunger is a reality for 1 in 6 A-Row project.house sup- Americans. ♦ Call the Community Foodplies food ♦ 16% of Mercer County’s popu- Warehouse when it is time toto its 35 lation is food insecure. harvest. We will provide youmember with insured volunteers for ♦ Over 4200 households are gleaning.agencies served by Community Food ♦ We will either pick up yourwhich in- Warehouse through its mem- donation or you may deliver itcludes food pantries, to our warehouse. ber agencies.soup kitchens, homeless Liability Protectionand abuse shelters, after- ♦ 11% of clients served are sen- In 1996, the Bill Emerson Goodschool programs, youth ior citizens; 33% are children. Samaritan Food Donation Act was passed. This law protectscenters, and residential ♦ 480 children in 3 school dis- good-faith donors from civil andtreatment services. tricts are served by the Back- criminal liability should the do- pack Program. nated product cause harm to its recipients.