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Working together to help children to grow by sharing what they grew.

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.

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.

No Food Left Behind

"Green Education Foundation"
Excess produce from your garden can be donated to a local food pantry
More than 40 million gardeners across America grow fruit, vegetables, and herbs in backyards, terraces, and community gardens. Some even have orchards or small farms. Many end up growing more than they can use, preserve, or give to friends.

At the same time, many millions of Americans struggling to feed their families can't get fresh produce from the local food pantry. fonating

It doesn't have to be this way.

The Green Education Foundation (GEF) recently launched the Plant with a Purpose Campaign, which outlines how individuals and groups can grow fresh produce for the purpose of donating to food pantries. This resource provides helpful tips for schools and youth groups on how to run a successful garden-to-food pantry operation using's database, as well as key terms and statistics about hunger and malnutrition in America.

GEF is a non-profit committed to creating a sustainable future through education. GEF identifies key factors and impediments influencing sustainability education, evaluates existing approaches, and develops effective educational materials and programs to promote behavior change towards sustainable practices. GEF offers free school programs providing curricula and hands-on activities to inspire K-12 students and teachers to think holistically about global environmental concerns and solutions. Visit us to become a member today!

Join the millions of gardeners across the country using to share their bounty with their neighbors in need by clicking here.

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