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Published May 28, 2013, 09:13 AM

Produce donations sought from North Dakota gardeners

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring is asking farmers and gardeners in the state to grow an extra 250 tons of fruits and vegetables this year to help the hungry.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring is asking farmers and gardeners in the state to grow an extra 250 tons of fruits and vegetables this year to help the hungry.

The goal of the Hunger Free North Dakota Garden Project is to help food pantries, soup kitchens and homeless shelters with donations of produce. Goehring says even in a state that produces so much food for the world, some people still go hungry.

The Agriculture Department and the Great Plains Food Bank started the project in 2010. In the first three years, more than 385 tons of fruits and vegetables were distributed to charities.

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