On Sun., June 4, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., members and friends of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), West Morris Section, will be planting crops and grooming the fruit trees at one of America’s Grow-a-Row (AGAR) locations.
America’s Grow-a-Row is a non-profit organization that grows, gleans, and gives free, fresh produce to those in need through the efforts of generous volunteers like those from NCJW, West Morris. The fresh produce goes to food banks, food pantries and soup kitchens so that those in need will benefit from free, healthy food choices.
The location will either be the AGAR Pittstown Farm in Pittstown or AGAR’s Milford Farm in Milford.
In the winter months, AGAR representatives go to schools and community groups to educate young people on issues of hunger and how to help. They also go to underprivileged communities to do healthy eating and cooking lessons with the children, providing them with a healthy meal during the class and ingredients to take home and cook the same recipe with their families.
The NCJW is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms. For further information about NCJW, West Morris Section, visit www.ncjwwestmorris.org.
For further information about volunteering with AGAR on June 4, email Melanie Levitan of Morristown (firstname.lastname@example.org).