Plant A Row for the Hungry
The University of Illinois Extension, Kankakee Unit, is encouraging local gardeners to plant food to be distributed by their local food pantries. The national effort," Plant a Row for the Hungry" was started here last year by the U of I Extension, Kankakee Unit and the Compassionate Ministries Center of Hope food pantry. To participate and receive a "Plant a Row" marker for your garden, call the Extension at 815.933.8337. Food from a garden planted at the White House will also help feed the hungry. First Lady Michelle Obama participated in a recent garden groundbreaking in Washington, D.C.