BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota gardeners are urged to donate surplus fruits and vegetables to a program that helps feed the hungry around the state.

The Hunger Free ND Garden Project is in its fourth year. In the first three years, nearly 400 tons of produce was distributed to food pantries, soup kitchens and homeless shelters.

State Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says backyard gardeners, farmers market vendors and large-scale growers all can help out.

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