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Posted on: April 27, 2022

Chesterfield Wants Residents to ‘Plant A Row For The Hungry’

April 27, 2022

Chesterfield Cooperative Extension 

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — The Chesterfield Cooperative Extension is partnering with the Plant A Row for the Hungry (PAR), a national people-helping-people program that encourages gardeners to grow a little extra and donate the produce. 

Residents can help address food insecurity across Chesterfield and metro Richmond by simply growing a few extra rows of produce to get fresh and nutritious produce to those that may not have access to it otherwise. 

The Chesterfield Master Gardeners are leading the campaign this year with collections on Mondays starting May 2 through Oct. 31 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Chesterfield Extension Office at 9501 Lori Road. 

There will be no collections on the following holidays: May 30, June 20, July 4 and Sept. 5. 

To further rise to the challenge, the Master Gardeners are also starting their own giving garden. 

Produce from your garden should be recently harvested within two days. Do not wash prior to donation, but instead lightly brush off excess dirt without damaging or bruising the produce. Choose produce that has no signs of mold, spoilage, bruising or insects. Bring produce donations in clean paper bags (preferred) or plastic bags. All donations will be given to SevaTruck RVA, a free meal food truck that will transform the ingredients to make nutritious meals to feed the homeless and hungry. 

More information is available on our website or call 804-751-4401.

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