Plant A Row for the Hungry

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By Emily Gratopp, Extension Educator in Lancaster County

Access to healthy food is a basic right for all. Food insecurity impacts 1 in 8 adults and 1 in 6 children in Nebraska. You can help all Nebraskans gain access to healthy, fresh, local food. The Nutrition Education Program has organized a “Plant a Row for the Hungry” campaign that involves community members donating extra produce grown in at-home gardens to those in need. Bring clean, whole, freshly harvested produce to the Lancaster County Extension Office. The produce will be donated to local food pantries and hot meal programs to be served to individuals and families needing additional food resources. Donations are accepted on Tuesday from 8-noon. Drop off produce at the Lancaster County Extension office at 444 Cherrycreek Road, Suite A, Lincoln — place it in a wagon in the lobby labeled “Plant a Row for the Hungry.” Thank you for your donations.