Plant A Row for the Hungry Plant A Row for the Hungry encourages local gardeners to plant an extra row of vegetables or fruits and donate the produce to Harvesters. The nutritious, fresh-from-the-garden foods will be distributed to as many as 66,000 people who turn to Harvesters for emergency food assistance every week.

Plant a Row is a program of the Garden Writers Association of America, which encourages the nation’s more than 70 million gardeners to plant extra produce for the hungry in their communities. It is suggested that gardeners plant fruits and vegetables that keep well.

Gardeners can drop off their produce at Harvesters or at participating garden centers throughout the metro area. Harvesters will pick up the donated produce at the garden centers and distribute it to local food pantries, shelters and other feeding programs throughout our community. 

Interested in taking a gardening class? Check out Kansas City Community Gardens' Workshops.

Family Tree Nursery

830 West Liberty Drive, Liberty, MO
8424 Farley, Overland Park, KS
7036 Nieman Road, Shawnee, KS

Harvesters—The Community Food Network

3801 Topping Ave., Kansas City, MO
215 SE Quincy Street, Topeka, KS

Heartland Nursery

10300 View High Drive, Kansas City, MO 

Soil Service Nursery

7125 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO

Suburban Lawn and Garden
10501 Roe Ave., Overland Park, KS

For more information on Harvesters' Plant A Row program, please contact the Food Drive Department at

If you have gardening questions, please contact the Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City.