Rochester Food Bank Encourages 'Donating a Row'

If you're getting ready to plant your garden the Channel One Food Bank in Rochester has a request. They are asking people to plant an extra row to donate to those in need.

Posted: May 1, 2018 6:30 PM
Updated: May 1, 2018 6:31 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. - If you're getting ready to plant your garden the Channel One Food Bank in Rochester has a request.
They are asking people to plant an extra row to donate to those in need.

Throughout the year the food bank has more than ten million pounds of food move through it's warehouse. While most of the products are dry goods Channel One's Executive Director told KIMT that produce is always in demand. The fruits and veggies most often requested are carrots, onions, and tomatoes.

Channel One Food Shelf has teamed up with some local churches to also offer it's clients an opportunity to plant their own gardens.
More than one hundred plots are set aside for clients, allowing them the chance to experience planting and tending to a garden.

"A lot of these clients might live in an apartment building where they don't have access to dig up the land and grow a garden. It's giving them an opportunity to grow their own food and also an experience of getting the seeds, planting them, and watching them grow," said Channel One Food Bank Executive Director Virginia Merritt.

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