Homegrown produce donations needed for Plant-a-Row 2019

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(WIFR) -- One stateline initiative sets out to fill bellies and hearts this summer.

Plant-a-Row 2019 kicked off at the Edgebrook Farmers Market on Wednesday.

The farmers market is one of eight locations where home gardeners can drop off any garden produce they have in abundance. Donations will then be sent to local food pantries.

The University of Illinois Extension, Rock River Valley Pantry and the Winnebago-Boone County Farm Bureau are among the organizations encouraging garderns to plant an extra row with the intention to donate.

You can drop off at the following stations through September on the following days:

-Monday (10 a.m. to noon): Durand Town Square, northeast corner
-Tuesday (3:30-5:30 p.m.): Cherry Valley Public Library
-Wednesday (10 a.m. to noon): Edgebrook Farmers Market
-Thursday (3:30-5:30 p.m.): Talcott Library
-Monday-Saturday (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.), Sunday (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.): The Landscape Connection

You can drop produce off at the following locations all year long:
-University of Illinois Extension: Monday-Friday (9 a.m. to noon)
-Rock River Valley Pantry: Monday-Friday (8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
-Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau: Monday-Friday (8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.)