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Plant A Row for the Hungry

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Plant a Row for the Hungry (PAR) is a national program created by The Garden Writers Association that encourages garden communities and individuals to donate fresh vegetables, fruit, and herbs to people in need. Inter-Faith Food Shuttle is the PAR partner in the Triangle, distributing your produce to local food pantries, shelters, and other hunger-relief organizations.

This is an opportunity for anyone with a garden no matter the size to make a difference in the lives of your neighbors. Just one pound of your fresh produce supplements four meals.

BLOG: 3 ways Plant-A-Row donations feed the hungry

Why Plant a Row?

By Planting a Row, you help people experiencing hunger and food insecurity gain access to fresh, local, nutritious produce!

Paradoxically, people experiencing hunger and food insecurity are the most likely to be overweight and obese, and also to suffer from chronic illness. North Carolina has some the highest rates of obesity and chronic disease in the US, and the most limited access to healthy, fresh foods.

For any and all questions about Plant A Row, contact Janny Chappell:

How to Enroll

Sign up for Plant a Row through or our partner Logan’s Trading Company.

Donate Produce

Donating your fresh produce is easy! Deliver it to one of the locations below during scheduled drop-off times.

Drop-off Sites




Inter-Faith Food Shuttle

1001 Blair Drive
Raleigh, NC 27603

year round
Please specify Plant-a-Row donations

Logan Trading Company

707 Semart Drive
Raleigh, NC 27604

Monday- Saturday
year round

Safety and Quality Guidelines

Please keep in mind this fabulous produce is going out to individuals and organizations for quick consumption; for this reason we ask that you follow the guidelines below.

  • We do not accept produce grown with manure or other organic matter not composted to USDA Organic standards.
  • We request that you not use pesticides on PAR produce.
  • Please visually inspect produce for dirt and bugs before donating.
  • Please wash or brush away any visible dirt.
  • Pick early in the day for best quality.
  • After harvest move produce quickly into shade and keep cool. (Tomatoes do not need refrigeration.)
  • For delicate produce like tomatoes and berries, avoid deep containers; the weight on top damages the produce below.
  • Deliver soon after harvest to retain quality.

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