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 5 million pounds of free fresh produce (20 million servings) since 2002 to those suffering from hunger in NJ. Our goal for 2016 is to donate 1.2 million pounds – or 4.8 million servings – of fresh produce to those in need, to educate 6,000 volunteers at our farm and 1,000 students through our off-the-field lessons, to run 114 Free Farm Markets in impoverished New Jersey cities, and to host 750 children at our farm for Grow-a-Row Kids Farm Days.
Target demographics: feed those in need free fresh produce
Direct beneficiaries per year: 175,000 people facing hunger
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