Donate Extra Produce to Pantries


STATELINE (WIFR) -- It’s a beautiful week to get outside and use those green thumbs and if your garden is making too much produce, the University of Illinois Extension is asking you to donate it.

Their master gardeners are getting ready the “Plant-A-Row for the Hungry” program up and running this week. They’re partnering with local food banks to create a series of drop off sites across the community. Fresh produce is a rare commodity for pantries, so if you’ve got an abundance of tomatoes, you can donate them at the following sites:

Year Round Drop-off Sites in Rockford:

University of Illinois Extension
1040 North Second Street
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Rock River Valley Pantry
421 South Rockton Street
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Winnebago-Boone County Farm Bureau
1925 South Meridian Road
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lifescape
705 Kilburn Avenue
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sundays, 8-11 a.m.

Seasonal Drop-off Sites
(July through September)

NE Corner of Durand Town Square adjacent to the Hearth and Garden Gift & Coffee Shop, Durand
Mondays, 10 a.m. to Noon

OSF Saint Anthony
Roxbury Road across the street from Rockford Gastroenterology, Rockford
Tuesdays, 5-7 pm

Edgebrook Farmers Market
Edgebrook Shopping Center, corner of North Alpine and Highcrest Roads, Rockford
Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to Noon


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