Growing crops for the homeless

August 7, 2008 5:14:34 AM PDT
Despite the abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables this time of year, hunger persists.With fuel and fodd prices high and unemployment a problem, families who had been self-sufficient are now looking for help.

Philaundance assists them by making food availeble, either directly or through one of its more than one hundred member agencies.

This time of year its "Share the Harvest" program asks home gardeners to plant an extra row or just donate from what they raise. You can also donate cash to help purchase other food items like tuna fish or peanut butter, which are always in demand.

For information, phone Philabundance at 215-339-0900, or visit their website,

You can drop off produce Saturdays until the end of September at the following locations:

Laurel Hill Gardens, 8125 Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia

Carousel Gardens, 591 Durham Road in Newtown, Bucks County, PA

Gardner's Landscape Nursery, 535 W. Uwchlan Avenue, Chester Springs, PA

Rose Tree Park, 1971 N. Providence Road in Media, PA

Albrecht Nurseries, 650 Montgomery Avenue in Narberth, PA

Smith & Hawken, 1225 Montrose Avenue in Bryn Mawr, PA

Springdale Farms, 1638 S. Springdale Road, Cherry Hill, NJ