End Hunger.

Food is a basic human need, yet every day, thousands of families struggle to put food on the table. Across the nation, 44 million people, including 13 million children, face food insecurity. Some families experience very low food security, a more severe form of food insecurity, where households report regularly skipping meals or reducing intake because they could not afford to buy food.
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Children enjoying a harvest of tomatoes in a community farm field
Volunteers planting crops in community agriculture project
Volunteers sorting fresh watermelons at a local farm stand
It’s all around us

The Hunger Numbers

Hunger exists in every county of all 50 states, but it does not affect everyone equally. People of color, seniors, and children face hunger at much higher rates.
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Hand holding a fresh zucchini

Hunger Across the Nation


Hunger In New Jersey


It’s not about the pounds - It always has and always will be about the people.

Chip Paillex | Founder

Feeding the hungry and those living in food deserts with fresh fruits and vegetables is the cornerstone of America’s Grow-a-Row. It is critical that people suffering from hunger have fresh, nutritious food as a staple of their diet.
What’s Produce (Love) Got to Do with it?

Fast Facts

Hunger exists in every county of all 50 states, but it does not affect everyone equally. People of color, seniors, and children face hunger at much higher rates.
Several studies have found that food insecurity is associated with a lower intake of fruit and vegetables.
Food banks across the nation report that fresh produce is the hardest thing to acquire for their clients.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people facing food insecurity face higher rates of diet-related chronic disease such as diabetes, hypertension, and obesity.
Children who don’t receive proper nutrition are also at a higher risk of developmental problems and mental health concerns.

What is Alice?


Asset Limited

Has no safety net for emergencies

Income Constrained

Income falls short of basic necessities


Working, but can’t afford the cost of living
26% of NJ households are under the ALICE threshold—earning more than the Federal Poverty Level, but not enough to afford the basics where they live…
—and 11% are living in poverty.

Grow-A-Row is Unique.

America’s Grow-A-Row is taking a revolutionary approach to solving hunger by treating the need along with the entire wellbeing of people suffering from hunger. We refuse to let poverty be a barrier to accessing healthy food, and have found unique, community-centered methods for people facing food insecurity to go from surviving to thriving.


We use sustainable farming methods to make the most of our farmland, utilizing volunteers to help create a self-sustaining ecosystem for long term success.

Fresh Produce Distribution

It’s’ not enough to grow the food: half the battle is getting it there. We use an advanced distribution setup in order to distribute the freshest produce to 22 states.

Food Waste

30%-40% of the nation’s food supply goes to waste. Discover how we glean—the act of collecting produce that would otherwise be wasted—both on and off the farm.

Educating & Inspiring

From childhood through adulthood, we are educating Americans from all walks of life about the importance of nutrition, the prevalence of hunger, and what they can do to make a difference.

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