Plant a Row Lehigh Valley is the chapter of the national Plant a Row for the Hungry program that serves Lehigh and Northampton counties. The Plant a Row for the Hungry program is operated by Garden Writers Association.

Since 1995, over 20 million pounds of produce providing over 80 million meals have been donated by American gardeners. All of this has been achieved without government subsidy or bureaucratic red tape – just people helping people.

Plant a Row encourages local backyard gardeners to donate one row in their existing gardens, and donate the produce from that row to local food pantries and free meal centers. You can easily  participate. There’s no fee and no requirements. This program is run by local gardeners to benefit our neighbors in the Lehigh Valley who might be hungry. Register your garden here.

It’s easy to participate!

  1. Register your garden
  2. Dedicate one row of your garden to donate to the hungry
  3. At harvest time, drop your produce off at one of our convenient donation locations

Hunger in America

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1 in 8 households in the United States experiences hunger or the risk of hunger. Many frequently skip meals or eat too little, sometimes going without food for an entire day. Approximately 33 million people, including 13 million children, have substandard diets or must resort to seeking emergency food because they cannot always afford the food they need. The demand for hunger assistance has increased by 70% in recent years, and research shows that hundreds of hungry children and adults are turned away from food banks each year because of lack of resources. – Garden Writers Association