In the News: The Grow More, Give More Hunger Initiative

Grow More Give More hunger initiative

Find your phone. Make a note. Set an alarm. Do what you need to remember to watch the next installment of Alabama Public Television’s “Spotlight on Agriculture” featuring the Grow More, Give More hunger initiative from the Alabama Extension at Auburn University.

How it works

When it comes to the Grow More, Give More hunger initiative, it starts with community. The Grow More, Give More program was launched two years ago at the beginning of the pandemic. It was created by Bethany O’Rear, a regional Alabama Extension agent in Birmingham.

In a nutshell, it provides local families and others in need access to fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables. This is thanks to home gardeners who donate their own fresh produce to food banks and community centers statewide to help fight hunger in Alabama.

However, you can think of the initiative as two parts. For starters, there’s Grow More. As part of the program, gardeners of all levels have access to a wide range of resources.

This includes actual local Extension agents and Master Gardeners! Get advice, tips, learn best practices and more. Then comes step two—Give More.

Gather your harvest and share with your community. Check out ways to give back here or make plans to start small by sharing with a neighbor!

Of course, you can always drop off your donations at a local food pantry too.

The details

Make sure you don’t miss APT’s next “Spotlight on Agriculture” airing Thursday, February 24th, at 9 p.m.

Whether you schedule a recording or watch it live, you will learn more about Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s Grow More, Give More program.

And if you find your interest in gardening growing, get social with the Alabama Extension office on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.


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