The University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners have kicked off their summer produce collection for the “Plant a Row for the Hungry” program.
It’s meant to inspire gardeners and farmers to “plant an extra row” to provide fruits and vegetables for people in need. All the food collected for the program is donated to local food pantries.
Margaret Larson is the County Extension Director for University of Illinois. She says they have partners in the community who weigh the produce, keep track of it, and deliver it to the pantry at the end of the day.