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Gardens needed to reduce hunger

Gardeners are needed to help with a community project designed to reduce hunger in Douglas County.

The United Way has been notified of a garden spot that is available for planting this summer.

Individual volunteers or a group of volunteers who would be willing to plant, tend, care for and harvest this garden should contact the United Way.

The food from the garden would be donated to the food shelf or the United Way for distribution to Douglas County residents who could use a little help this summer.

The individual who made the land available is a master gardener who is willing to supply some of the plants and seeds. He would also be willing to till the garden before the initial planting.

If you enjoy gardening and think this would be a rewarding and fun project, call the United Way Office at (320) 763-4840 to volunteer.

If you like gardening and have a garden of your own and would like to help in another way, you can also join in by "Planting An Extra Row." Plant an extra row in your garden this year and donate the food to the food shelf or the United Way for distribution.

Every person can help, noted United Way leaders.

United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties impacts lives in Douglas and Pope counties by providing resources to support more than 35 programs for youth development, individuals and families in crisis, emergency services, rehabilitation and specialized education, and senior services.

United Way is a nonprofit organization that mobilizes the community to create sustained change.

Contributions to United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties are tax-deductible gifts that will be used to help those in need.

For more information or to find out how to get involved with United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties to impact this community, visit the website