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Ryland Inn to donate to America’s Grow-a-Row

WHITEHOUSE STATION — The Ryland Inn, a Landmark Hospitality restaurant, will donate 10-percent of sales from the three most popular tables during January to America’s Grow-a-Row.

This not-for-profit organization grows and gleans fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables to donate to hunger relief agencies throughout the state and distributed at Free Farm Markets in impoverished New Jersey cities.

The group also educates people of all ages about the hunger crisis, nutrition, healthy eating and agriculture. In 2015, thanks to the help of 5,500 volunteers, America’s Grow-a-Row donated 1.2 million pounds of fruits and vegetables to those in need. Since its inception in 2002, it has donated more than 4.9 million pounds, which translates to 19.6 million servings.

Landmark Hospitality owners Frank and Jeanne Cretella strongly believe in working toward the betterment of the communities in which they do business. H.U.G.’s fundraising efforts have included hosting an event for victims of Hurricane Katrina and NJ Sail (a program dedicated to teaching valuable skills to youth as well as contributing to local charities on a monthly basis).

Landmark also holds annual Snowflake Awards and Easter Egg Hunts, both of which host hundreds of Jersey City children.