Time's almost up for this year's Plant a Row program in New West

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It’s coming down to the wire for this year’s Plant a Row –  Grow a Row program – but you still have a chance to help.

Now in its 21st year, the program collects donations of fresh produce, either homegrown, or store-bought. Volunteers later deliver the donations to the Union Gospel Mission, which uses it for food served at the mission or distributes it to community members, including women’s shelters and families.

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Collections began on June 21, with the final two collections taking place on Sunday, Sept. 20 and 27.

“We have just two more Plant A Row Sundays for 2020, so please drop off fresh home grown or store bought food donations Sunday, Sept. 20 and 27th,” said a notice from the program. “Your food donations show that you care for those in need.”

Donations can be dropped off on Sunday mornings from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. at the front entrance of St Thomas More Collegiate, 7450 12th Ave. – just across the border in Burnaby.  If you wait by the curb, volunteers will come and take your donation – following safety precautions and social distancing guidelines.

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