Posts Tagged ‘food banks’

Will the White House Plant a Row for the Hungry?

Friday, March 20th, 2009

If she hasn’t already, Michelle Obama should consider donating a portion of the White House harvest to local food banks. As tough economic times take their toll, the lines are growing longer at food pantries and soup kitchens across the country, and donations reportedly are not keeping pace with demand. Since 1995, American gardeners have donated more than 14 million pounds of herbs and vegetables to feed their neighbors as part of Plant a Row for the Hungry, a program run by the Garden Writers Association. Want to know how you can get involved? Read all about it here.