Plant a Row for the Hungry in the Tri-Cities

29.07.2022 in History

Plant a Row for the Hungry (PAR) was launched in 1995 as a public service program of the Garden Writers Association. Garden writers encouraged their readers/listeners to plant an extra row of produce each year and donate their surplus to local food banks, soup kitchens,…

Engaging the Community with Second Harvest Tri-Cities

13.05.2022 in Volunteer Relations

The same laws that protect commercial donors apply to individual donors. The Federal Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act protects all food donors and gleaners from criminal and civil liability. With the liability issue covered, the focus turns to program development and donor recruitment. For this, marketing materials are…

Getting the Word Out with Second Harvest Tri-Cities

13.05.2022 in Visibility

Garden Centers Establishing a relationship with local garden centers provides an excellent platform for promoting Plant a Row where gardeners are purchasing goods in preparation for and maintenance of their gardens. Some ways garden centers have promoted the program have been displaying posters and brochures…

Building a Strategic Partnerships with Second Harvest Tri-Cities

13.05.2022 in Partnerships

To succeed in retaining well-meaning volunteers or donors you must be able to demonstrate the necessity of their participation by connecting them with a problem that has a mutually beneficial solution. In the development of a PAR program those solutions may look like this: Community…

Food Bank Nutrition with Second Harvest Tri-Cities

13.05.2022 in Education

The food bank, while not solely focused on nutrition education, should consider the opportunity to take compassion a step further. One way is to provide access to diverse foods of high nutritional value and the means to prepare them in an appetizing way. If anyone…

Plant Start Distribution at Second Harvest Tri-Cities

06.04.2020 in Plant a Row/ Starts

The space and inputs barrier can be lowered through the creation of a community garden where the cost of land and inputs can be spread across all participants. Time and motivation can become huge barriers in the height of the summer, but can be overcome by connecting your volunteer/donor with the recipients of their hard work and other ways of acknowledging their hard work..