Welcome to Feed Loudoun Plant a Row!
Thank you so much for your interest in helping to feed the hungry of Loudoun County.
Our mission is a simple one:
To promote the growing and donation of local fresh fruits and vegetables through gardeners, farmers and agri-businesses for the purpose of feeding the county's hungry.
Please click on the “Who We Are” and “Who We Serve” tabs to learn more. You’ll see how easy it is to contribute your surplus produce for such a great cause.
Fall 2013 Gleaning - Sept 22, 2013
The apples have started to drop, and Loudoun farmers have called us to action.
Sam and Uta Brown of Crooked Run Orchard have already allowed several gleanings of their orchard this month. We've gleaned a total of 880 pounds of apples. We expect to schedule a few more gleanings before the season is done.
Spring Gleaning Season - May, 2013
Due to crop damage from heavy rains, we were not able to glean Strawberries this year. Thanks to Wegemeyer Farms for your good intentions. We'll try again next year.
Fall = Apples!- September, 2012
The coming of Fall means not only late harvest time, but also orchard gleaning!
Each year, we partner with Loudoun farmers who allow us to come to their orchards and pick up the salvagable "drops" from their apple and pear trees for donation to the Food Bank. Volunteers of all ages are briefly trained on how to discriminate suitable apples, then given several bags to fill. This is a great opportunity for families, for church or civic youth groups.
Summer's Bounty - August, 2012
Over the summer, FeedLoudoun volunteers delivered fresh produce to the Interfaith Relief Leesburg foodbank and the Western Loudoun's Tree of Life Food Pantry.
Donations came from Farmer's Market vendors at Leesburg and Cascade--thank you! We also gathered homegrown veggies from the Master Gardeners Demonstration Garden at Ida Lee, and from private gardeners at our 5 drop-off sites throughout the county.
Finally, some local farms got into the act and donated hundreds of pounds through us. Thanks to the farmers, gardeners, and volunteers whose generosity resulted in over 10,476 pounds (as of early August, 2012) of nutritious veggies provided to Loudoun's hungry families.
Still have Questions? Want to Make a Bulk Donation?
Saturday Drop-off Hours at Loudoun Interfaith Relief: 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Please ask for a Plant-a-Row receipt when you donate your fresh fruits or vegetables to Loudoun Interfaith Relief food pantry. Even if you're not using the receipt for a tax write-off, Feed Loudoun uses them for tracking our donations. Besides, it's a fun way to track your donations throughout the growing season while helping Feed Loudoun reach an accurate tally in 2012. Thank you for your help!
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2012 YTD Donations
At the end of the 2012 season, we have donated over 24,757 lbs of fresh produce to the hungry in Loudoun County!