69,000 of our neighbors in the Lehigh Valley are predicted to go hungry this year. Help them with your garden, one pound at a time!

You may remember that a representative from Plant A Row spoke to our club about a year ago.  That inspired a lot of our members to pitch in with their green thumbs and we collected several hundred pounds of food for the needy!  Emmaus Rotary Club will be participating again this year! Our Rotary volunteer Anthony Moyer  will deliver our Club's donations to Plant A Row BUT we need some more help! We are looking for one or two more volunteers to help Tony. These volunteers will make weekly announcement at our meetings and coordinate collection at designated Club meetings. If you are interested in teaming up with Tony please contact him and Mike Waddell.  anmoyer1229@yahoo.com - mgwaddx@gmail.com

Now that it's planting season please, we encourage you to Plant A Row! This is just one of the many ways our Club works to fight hunger right here in the Lehigh Valley

To learn more about Plant A Row continue reading...

Plant a Row Lehigh Valley is the chapter of the national Plant a Row for the Hungry program that serves Lehigh and Northampton counties. The Plant a Row for the Hungry program is operated by Garden Writers Association.

Since 1995, over 20 million pounds of produce providing over 80 million meals have been donated by American gardeners. All of this has been achieved without government subsidy or bureaucratic red tape – just people helping people.

Plant a Row encourages local backyard gardeners to donate one row in their existing gardens, and donate the produce from that row to local food pantries and free meal centers. You can easily  participate. There’s no fee and no requirements. This program is run by local gardeners to benefit our neighbors in the Lehigh Valley who might be hungry. Register your garden here.

It’s easy to participate!

  1. Register your garden
  2. Dedicate one row of your garden to donate to the hungry
  3. At harvest time, drop your produce off at one of our convenient donation locations