We’re happy to announce that the Snohomish Conservation District is rolling out new and more efficient reporting methods for the Plant A Row program, as well as new incentives for the public to donate fruit or produce to the Snohomish County food banks.
New reporting methods:
In early August, we will be distributing acrylic boxes to each of the 19 different food banks we list on our website that participate in the Plant A Row program.
Each food bank will have wooden coins to be dropped in the box each time someone comes to donate to the program. More coins equals more food given to those in need!
On this box, there will be a QR code for the donor to scan with their smartphone. Once scanned, a web page will load where they may self-report their name, the amount of pounds donated, and the food bank location. If the donor doesn’t have a smartphone, they can call 425 377 7028 or email email@example.com to provide that information.
New donation incentives:
Partnering with school art classes in Snohomish County, the Plant A Row program is going to be able to provide a one-time donor with a free sticker containing a food themed artistic design made by students in Snohomish County.
For Donors who donate 30 pounds of fruit or produce, they will be able to receive a yard sign with a food-themed artistic design done by local students, showing others that they participate in participate in the Plant A Row program. Keep an eye on our website, as we will be posting examples of each incentive shortly, as well as an updated instructional video of this new donation tracking process.