Grow A Row sprouts for another year

The Grow A Row Program is being resowed this spring, in an effort to fill the shelves at the Comox Valley Food Bank.

Growers are encouraged to plant a little bit extra for the Food Bank.

“The Grow A Row Program was started in 2009 and helps us provide fresh produce in our hampers, a goal that would be cost prohibitive without community donations,” said Jeff Hampton, president of the Food Bank.

“An average of 1,200 people are served each month and 35 per cent are children.”

There is a great need for grocery stores to donate healthy food including milk, fresh fruit and vegetables. However, since Safeway and Target closed, Quality Foods and Thrifty Foods are the only stores that give culled produce on a daily basis. This reality has created a greater need to find other avenues for fresh/donated produce.

For more information about the Grow A Row Program, visit comoxvalleyfoodbank.com or call 250-338-0615.

 

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