Recently, I volunteered at America’s Grow a Row, an organization in Pittstown, NJ.
America’s Grow-a-Row’s mission is to positively impact as many lives as possible through a volunteer effort of planting, picking, rescuing, and delivering free fresh produce.
Late last year, I started looking for ways to do some volunteering. A friend of mine, through a company function, had recently done some at America’s Grow a Row, picking corn. I didn’t know what I was getting myself into but one day, I ended up in a big patch of tomatoes with a girl scout troop and a religious group. In the 2.5 hours we were working, I believe we boxed up about 3,500 pounds of tomatoes that were going to be taken to a food bank the following day.