America’s Grow-a-Row Selected as Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Award® Recipient Receives and $200,000 Grant

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America’s Grow-a-Row Selected as Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Award Recipient and Receives $200,000 Grant

PITTSTOWN, NJ (Jan. 9, 2024) – America’s Grow-a-Row, a Pittstown-area nonprofit, has been named the recipient of a $200,000 grant through the annual Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Awards® program. This grant will help further America’s Grow-a-Row’s efforts in the community as they increase access to nutritious fresh fruits and vegetables for people experiencing food insecurity and provide supportive education for their clients and volunteers.

Through this donation, America’s Grow-a-Row plans to provide 14.4 million servings, or 3.6 million pounds, of healthy fresh produce through their Fresh Produce Initiative. This program addresses two common barriers to sustaining a diet that supports positive health outcomes: the affordability and accessibility of wholesome fresh produce and the knowledge about how to prepare economical healthy meals. Our Fresh Produce Initiative serves low- to moderate-income families and people of all backgrounds who are suffering from food insecurity and related health issues.

“We are proud to receive the True Inspiration Award from Chick-fil-A as the top Northeast region recipient and the only nonprofit representing New Jersey. Congratulations to the other grant recipients and our sincere thanks to those who voted for us to receive the award.”

Chip Paillex- President & Founder

America’s Grow-a-Row is one of 51 True Inspiration Awards grant recipients in 2024 that are receiving a collective $5.48 million from Chick-fil-A, Inc. To be selected for a grant, organizations must work to address key issues that align with Chick-fil-A’s corporate social responsibility priorities: Caring for People, Caring for Others through Food, Caring for our Communities and Caring for our Planet.

The True Inspiration Awards were established in 2015 to carry on Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy’s legacy of generosity and community service. Since that time, more than 300 grants, ranging from $30,000 to $350,000, have been distributed to organizations located across the North America, including Puerto Rico and Canada.

“Across the communities Chick-fil-A serves, we strive to have a positive impact, and we are honored to support local nonprofits that are truly making a difference in their neighborhoods,” said Brent Fielder, senior director of corporate social responsibility for Chick-fil-A, Inc. “This year’s True Inspiration Awards grant recipients are doing incredible work in their local communities – from feeding those in need to providing resources for military families to supporting the development of students and more. Chick-fil-A is thrilled to help further the impact of these nonprofits through our largest number of True Inspiration Awards to date.”

To see a full list of recipients and learn more about the Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Awards program, visit

About America’s Grow-a-Row
The mission of America’s Grow-a-Row is to positively impact as many lives as possible through a volunteer effort of planting, picking, rescuing, and delivering free fresh produce to more than 20 states across America. Critical to our mission, our education program shares the health benefits of incorporating fresh produce into one’s diet while teaching ways to cook the produce we distribute. Headquartered on 423 acres in Hunterdon County, NJ, since 2002 we have harvested and donated more than 20 million pounds of produce for people faced with hunger and food insecurity. America’s Grow-a-Row is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, EIN 26-2569598.

About Chick-fil-A, Inc. 
Chick-fil-A, Inc. is the third largest quick-service restaurant company in the United States, known for its freshly-prepared food, signature hospitality and unique franchise model. More than 200,000 Team Members are employed by independent owner-operators in more than 3,000 restaurants across the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. In 2023, the company shared plans to expand by 2030 into Europe and Asia. Chick-fil-A owner-operators live and work in the communities their restaurants serve, each supporting local efforts to address hunger, education, and making a positive impact. The family-owned and privately held company was founded in 1967 by S. Truett Cathy. More information on Chick-fil-A is available at and @ChickfilANews.

America’s Grow-a-Row Media Contact
Karla Wallack


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