(WICHITA, Kan.) — Gardeners everywhere can help feed hungry Kansans. The Kansas Food Bank and the Sedgwick County Extension Office are asking for your help to put fresh produce on dinner tables. The Plant a Row for Hunger program was a national idea that went local 12 years ago.
“I think it's a good cause,” said Ray Holt, a member of the Sedgwick County Extension Office’s Master Gardeners program.
The idea is to put fresh fruits and vegetables on tables that might not otherwise see them.
“This is maybe the product that may be too expensive for them to purchase,” said Kevin Enz with the Kansas Food Bank, “and this is just a great way to get it to that table.”
The program relies on the generous donations of gardeners across the state.
“Turnips and tomatoes, just anything we have an excess of,” said Holt.
“One hundred twenty pounds of corn, anonymous donor, we've seen this gentleman about three or four times,” said Enz of a donation made on Monday.