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What We Do
The Campaign is a national effort utilizing the Internet that enables 40+ million Americans who grow food in home gardens to easily donate their excess harvest to registered local food pantries spread across all 50 states.
Gardeners, farmers and other donors can share their fresh produce and, garden-by-garden, help diminish hunger in America.

Why We Do It
One out of six Americans needs food assistance, but can't get fresh produce from the local food pantry, while, millions of American homeowners grow more food in their backyard gardens than they can possibly use.
It Doesn't Have to Be This Way! envisions an America where millions of gardeners eliminate malnutrition and hunger in their own community using only their backyard gardens.

Informing the Gardener

Millions of gardeners all across America grow more produce than they can actually use. Many would be more than happy to share their bounty with a local food pantry if they knew they could.

To help connect the extra food in the gardens to the neighborhood food pantry requires only that the gardener be informed about the Campaign

Please print out this flier (if your printer can do two sided printing, it'll save paper) and take it to your local
  • garden shop
  • nursery
  • lawn and garden section of Walmart/Home Depot/Lowes/Sears etc.
  • hardware store
...and ask the manager to post it near the cashier or in another conspicuous location

You might also want to put up a copy on the public bulletin board in your
  • library
  • supermarket
  • house of worship
  • health club
Lastly, please encourage your friends and family across America to do the same as you have.

Every gardener who learns about the campaign brings us one step closer to diminishing hunger in America.

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