Council Member Mariann Dalimonte visited Plant A Row for the Hungry in Port Washington on October 7 to meet with its founder Marvin Makofsky to learn more about the program and how it helps the local Port Washington community.
Dalimonte along with New York State Assemblywoman Gina Sillitti took a tour of the Science Museum of Long Island, the Nicholas Center, the Dodge House, the Helen Keller Center and Our Lady of Fatima to see how dedicated volunteers have transformed the land to help produce fresh and nutritional food for families in need.
Plant A Row for the Hungry was founded in 2010 and works to solve the community’s local hunger issues through gardening.
The program encourages residents to grow their own vegetables to share a portion with those in need. Plant A Row works with the Bayles Center to collect produce which is then given to Our Lady of Fatima for distribution. Since its inception, it has delivered over 25,000 pounds of produce to local food pantries.