Row-by-Row fundraiser supports local food security

From staff reports

A fundraising event is planned for long-time local non-profit Row-by-Row (formerly Buckets of Rain) at Broomstack Kitchen & Taphouse in Maple City on Sunday, Sept. 24. Festivities run from 3 to 6 pm and include food, a silent auction, live music by the Dune Brothers and a tribute to the music of Gordon Lightfoot by Paul Koss, Patrick Niemisto and Chris Skellenger.

Row-by-Row has been involved in food security in northern Michigan, Detroit, Guatemala, and several parts of Africa since 2007. The majority of their efforts in recent years focus on providing fresh, locally grown vegetables to area pantries and shelters via Northern Michigan Food Rescue. They also grow tens of thousands of vegetable seedlings in collaboration with Glen Lake Community Schools for distribution to nonprofits whose mission is providing nutritious meals to the homeless and underserved.

Entry is $35 per person.

Click here to read more about Chris Skellenger’s work with food security in northern Michigan, Detroit and around the world. More coverage below:

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