Hunger Free ND Garden Project sees record donations in 2018
BISMARCK (AP) — A North Dakota program that uses fruit and vegetables from home gardeners and commercial growers to help feed the hungry saw a record amount of donations last year.
State Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says more than half a million pounds of produce came in, enough to provide more than 2 million servings of fruits and vegetables.
The fresh produce donated through the Hunger Free ND Garden Project goes to food pantries, soup kitchens and other charitable feeding groups.
The program was launched in 2010 by the state Agriculture Department and the Great Plains Food Bank. The effort has resulted in more than 2.8 million pounds of produce being donated through the years.