Start a PAR Campaign
GARDENERS CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
The Garden Writers Association Foundation sponsors Plant A Row for the Hungry (PAR), a communications program encouraging individual gardeners, companies and community gardens to donate fresh vegetables, fruit, herbs and flowers to food agencies and/or soup kitchens to help feed those in need.
Enlist A Network
The first step is to recruit volunteer participants.
- Local Coordinator
- Food distribution agency partner
- Events Organizer
- Collections Organizer
Plan Your Campaign
PAR provides campaign how-to information based on feedback from successful field networks, along with communications supplies for:
- Getting Started
- A Typical Campaign
- Planting Season Launch
- Harvest Season Collections
Publicize Your Campaign
Publicity is the key to success; so, the first move is to publicize everything you do.
Celebrate The Harvest
Starting at midseason, enlist the media in building to the harvest party and cut-off date for recording donations. As the garden season peaks, the weekly totals will climb dramatically; so, don't give up on reporting the totals. It takes a newspaper, radio or TV host very little space to report climbing totals. Then, wrap up the campaign at the cut-off date with a harvest party.
For information on how to organize a local campaign, download our Local Campaign Brochure or contact another Plant A Row in your area or call:
Program Administrator: Carol Ledbetter
Tel/Fax: (877) GWAA-PAR