Plot Against Hunger

Planting can be great fun and educational for the whole family. Last year we produced over 3,000 pounds of vegetables for the Arlington Food Assistance Center.

AFAC's Plot Against Hunger project collects fresh produce from many sources for families who come to us for supplemental groceries each week.

Due to AFAC's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are temporarily halting staff support to our Plot Against Hunger program to turn most of our attention to our client services.

To learn about donating fresh produce, click here →

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To read updates from the Plot Against Hunger gardens, click here →

Volunteers working in a garden

These sources of fresh produce include:

  • Local gardeners and farmers who plant an extra row of vegetables and donate the harvest
  • Schools, community, and faith-based organizations that have established “Plot Against Hunger” gardens
  • Area farms and orchards that generously allow our volunteers to glean (harvest) excess crops
  • Vendors at farmers markets

Since its first season in 2007, over 600,000 pounds of fresh produce have been donated to AFAC’s Plot Against Hunger project.

Thank You Seed Donors!

garden seed plot

Special thanks go out to the companies who generously donated free seeds for the 2019 Plot against Hunger garden growing season: Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, Burpee, Johnny’s Selected Seed, Lake Valley Seed, N.E. Seeds, Seeds of Change, Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, Stokes Seeds, Thomas Jefferson Foundation, and Victory Seed Company. These seeds were distributed to Plot against Hunger gardeners, AFAC clients, and to other donors through the public libraries. Donated seeds were also used to grow vegetable seedlings, over 3,000 of which were distributed to AFAC gardens.