AMERICAS GROW A ROW INC
November 9, 2010
America's Grow-a-Row provides a wonderful way for me to give back to others with my family. My children are never excluded because they are too young, as they are with so many other non-profits. They have been picking corn and other produce since they were at least 5 years old and have learned many lessons about: hard work, agriculture, hunger, and poverty. This is an organization that values and appreciates its volunteers and I am proud to serve it in many ways. I am also pleased to not only be helping to feed those in need, but to be feeding them with healthy food. In an era where obesity, heart disease, and diabetes are rampant, we need to be giving people opportunities to eat better. Thanks to the leadership and vision of Founder and President, Chip Paillex, AGAR will be providing healthy, fresh produce to our neighbors in need for a very long time!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Seeing the gratitude from recipients - food pantries, soup kitchens, crisis centers, shelters, etc. and hearing about how much people appreciate having access to fresh produce, unfortunately a rare treat these days.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Get more funding so we can feed more people!
Board Member & I volunteered to pick many times, I worked as Vice President for 3 years unpaid before accepting a part-time salary, and I have served as a board member for 3 years.