Plant A Row for the Hungry
The Arboretum at Johnston Community College (JCC) works with volunteers each week to support the national Plant a Row for the Hungry program where volunteers learn how to garden as they help feed the hungry in their community.
JCC has participated for two years, and volunteers continue to join the project. During the first year, the Arboretum produced 800 pounds of fresh food for the Food Bank of North Carolina and the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle.
The Food Bank has provided food for people at risk of hunger for 30 years; and the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle recovers edible, nutritious food not being used by grocery stores and restaurants to feed the hungry within the community.
Our Plant A Row volunteers help both groups reduce hunger in Johnston County where more than 22,000 people live at or below poverty and more than 40% of school-age children receive free or reduced lunches.
The Arboretum is just one way that JCC provides readily accessible, high-quality educational opportunities that prepare more than 5,500 credit and almost 13,000 noncredit students for local and global opportunities in a safe and inclusive environment.
This active group meets each Thursday from 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. to learn gardening techniques while planting and harvesting
vegetables for the hungry.
To help, contact Minda Daughtry Today!
We won an orchard to feed the hungry!
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