There are more than 84 million households with a yard or garden in the U.S. If every gardener plants one extra row of vegetables and donates their surplus to local food agencies and soup kitchens, a significant impact can be made on reducing hunger.
The Plant-A-Row for the Hungry Garden (PAR) provides focus, direction and support to volunteer committees that promote herb, vegetable and community gardening at the local level. It provides training and direction to enable the committee to reach out into the community, assists in coordinating the local food collection systems, and monitors the volume of donations being conveyed to food agencies.
The Greenway’s PAR Garden is located near Greenway Headquarters on Dairy Barn Lane. Vegetables harvested from the garden are donated to the Fort Mill Nutrition Center through the York County Council on Aging, a service that provides meals and groceries to local low-income seniors.
The Volunteer Leader will be in the garden from 8am-noon every Wednesday. Days and time are flexible -- contact 803.547.1009 for more details or to schedule a volunteer slot.
- Environmental Education
- Food Service
Good Match For
Kids Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training
- Two hour minimum a month
- Must be comfortable working outside in the garden