AMERICAS GROW A ROW INC

Rating: 5 stars   37 reviews

Issues: Food, Human Services

Location: 150 Pittstown Rd Pittstown NJ 08867 USA

Mission: America’s Grow-a-Row’s mission is to positively impact as many lives as possible through a volunteer effort of planting, picking, rescuing, and delivering free fresh produce. At America’s Grow-a-Row we: • Provide fresh, healthy produce to those in need • Educate people of all generations about hunger and ways to help • Introduce our youth to farming and healthy eating • Cultivate tomorrow’s leaders to give back • Contribute to the sustainability of agriculture
Results: We have delivered over 3 million pounds of free fresh produce (10.8 million servings) since 2002 to those suffering from hunger in NJ. Our goal for 2014 is to donate 1.2 million pounds – or 4.8 million servings – of fresh produce to those in need, to educate 4,000 volunteers at our farm and 4,000 students through our off-the-field lessons, to run 72 Free Farm Markets in impoverished New Jersey cities, and to host 850 children at our farm for Inner-City Youth Days.
Target demographics: feed those in need free fresh produce
Geographic areas served: New Jersey
Programs: Provide fresh, healthy produce to those in need Educate people of all generations about hunger and ways to help Introduce our youth to farming and healthy eating Cultivate tomorrow’s leaders to give back Contribute to the sustainability of agriculture
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

AGAR is a terrific organization that is having a real impact on the hunger crisis in New Jersey, helping to feed those in need with fresh, healthy fresh and vegetables. With a limited staff of 3 full-time and 3 part-time employees and an extensive network of approximately 3,000 volunteers, AGAR grows, gleans, and donates desperately needed fresh produce to food banks, food pantries and soup kitchens all over New Jersey, including “food desert” areas that lack access to affordable fresh produce. AGAR also provides education programs in schools and “on-the-field” that address healthy eating, the hunger crisis, volunteerism, and the role of agriculture in our food system.

AGAR successfully combines a business model to the framework of a mission-driven non-profit, working closely with partner agencies to fill orders and tailor the mix of produce provided based on what is most needed and most requested. They have created an inventory management system and are able to distribute produce in a timely manner that does not require refrigeration or long-term storage.

The enthusiasm and energy in the AGAR organization is contagious and they are making a very real, positive difference in the lives of our neighbors in need in NJ.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  


AGAR is a great nonprofit that provides a great service to those in need in the state of New Jersey. Their unique approach to tackling this problem is effective. They are having a real impact and their fast-pace growth is a testament to their results. They do this while also being a great steward of their limited resources and an incredible volunteer force.

Please consider AGAR when you are contemplating making a charitable gift to a deserving nonprofit. AGAR is a worthy cause!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of advisors?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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