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Hunger Free Garden Project 2015

The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA),  Great Plains Food Bank, and many, many others have teamed up to create a Hunger Free North Dakota.

We are encouraging farmers and gardeners to plant an extra acre or row of produce and donate fresh fruits and vegetable to food pantries, soup kitchens, and other charitable community programs. Everyone in the state is invited to become a part of the project and help your neighbors in need.

This project will accomplish five fundamental goals:

1. Grow and distribute a minimum of 250,000 pounds annually of fresh produce to North Dakota’s food pantries, shelters and charitable organizations.
2. Build a distribution system to supply ND with fresh and healthy produce.
3. Recognize the quantities of fruits and vegetables grown in the state.
4. Improve local diets through donation and education of local foods.
5. Connect local produce in communities through farmers and gardeners.

The produce will be weighed and distributed in each community. The Great Plains Food Bank and the NDDA will coordinate the pounds donated throughout the harvest season. 

Any produce donation is greatly appreciated but if you are considering planting some extra the below list might give you some good ideas.

Beans • Beets • Carrots • Cucumbers • Onions • Peas • Peppers • Tomatoes • Watermelon

Download Produce Drop Off Locations

For more information contact
Jamie Good


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