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Help fight local hunger: Plant an extra row

United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties invites the public to share the gift of fresh produce with neighbors and friends through the Plant an Extra Row program.

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Through this program, United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties accepts donations of fresh produce from gardeners and distributes it throughout the community.

With the generosity of individual gardeners, as well as group gardens tended by First Lutheran Church and Brandon Knights of Columbus, more than 6,000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables were distributed last summer.

Once the produce is ready, it can be dropped off for distribution at the United Way office, 503 Hawthorne Street, Alexandria on Mondays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information, contact United Way at (320) 834-7800.