The Arlington Food Assistance Center’s (AFAC) Plot Against Hunger project collects fresh produce from many sources for families who come to us for supplemental groceries each week.
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.
Volunteers are needed at many Plot gardens to water, weed, harvest, and deliver crops. Find a list of participating gardens at the link below. Click on the links for individual gardens to find out whom to contact if you want to volunteer.
Thank You Seed Donors!
Special thanks go out to the companies who have generously donated free seeds for the 2017 Plot against Hunger garden growing season: Burpee, Cherrydale Hardware, Fedco Seeds, Green Street Nursery, J.W. Jung Seed Co., Johnny's Selected Seeds, N.E. Seeds, Native Seeds, Stokes Seeds, Terroir Seeds, and Victory Seed Co.