Around 200 volunteers from AT&T last week took to America’s Grow-A-Row farm in Milford to harvest fresh produce that was donated to food pantries across New Jersey.

The event, which was attended by U.S. Congressman Leonard Lance, was part of Hunger Action Month – a nationwide initiative designed to mobilize the public to raise awareness and take action against hunger during the month of September. On the day, AT&T volunteers helped mark 7 million pounds of produce  that has been harvested and donated to foodbanks and other hunger-relief organizations by America’s Grow-A-Row (AGAR) since 2002.

Since 2012, AT&T volunteers have volunteered more than 870 hours to the AGAR program. AGAR is a New Jersey-based non-profit organization whose mission is to positively impact as many lives as possible through a volunteer effort of planting, picking, rescuing and delivering free fresh produce.

More information on AT&T’s event can be found here