Plant a Row
Now in Grays Harbor, Plant-A-Row is an easy way to healthfully address hunger in our community. Plant-A-Row is a national program created by the Garden Writers Association that encourages garden communities and individuals to donate fresh vegetables, fruit, and herbs to people in need.
Food insecurity affects our community in many ways and is particularly devastating for children. Proper nutrition is critical to a child’s physical and mental development. Did you know that low-income families have the highest rates of obesity/chronic disease and hunger in our community? Here are some local statistics:
16% of all people living in Grays Harbor are food insecure (compared to the state average of 13%).
39% of all children in Grays Harbor live in households that receive public assistance.
25% of all children in Grays Harbor live in a household whose income is below the poverty level.