North Forty Farmerettes

Having Fun Growing Food for two Food Pantries in Oregon North Forty Farmerettes reached out to let us know about the amazing things they are doing in Oregon, and how has helped them connect with food pantries. Here’s a letter we received from Cathy B. Dear […]

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A Day Without Women

On this International Women’s Day, some reflections on the important contributions of women in and to the work of By Gary Oppenheimer, Founder and Executive Director Today is International Women’s Day! And on this day, we want to acknowledge the value of women in our society […]

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Food Pantry Friday February 17, 2017

Welcome to’s Food Pantry Friday announcement…every other week, we like give a shout out to communities across the U.S. where food pantries have recently registered. This week we’re welcoming food pantries and food assistance programs from the following cities and towns: Loganville, GA / Harvey, IL […]

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The Power of a Girl Scout

Last year we were approached by Michaela C., a Girl Scout from Massachusetts, about an amazing project she was working on to help get fresh food to those who need it most. We asked her to tell us more about her “Sow What?” program on the blog. Never […]

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America’s Clergy: The Overlooked Champions In The Fight Against Food Waste

Our biggest, overlooked champion is stepping into the ring. By Gary Oppenheimer This post originally appeared on the Huffington Post blog here. For the past several years, an increasing number of “foodies,” non-profits (including, government officials and others have explored tackling food waste, yet at every […]

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How to vacation when you’re a gardener

How to vacation when you’re a gardener… Summer days are hot and sunny…the kind of days where you wish you could hit the beach with your friends and family, or maybe escape the heat and enjoy some cool mountain air.  Hot and sunny summer days are also the […]

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Helpful Tips for Registered Food Pantries

by Leanne Mazurick, Food Pantry Outreach Coordinator Are you a registered food pantry on Looking for ways to increase your fresh produce donations? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Here are some ways you can outreach to gardeners and growers throughout your community. 1. Let’s start […]

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Seventh Birthday

Celebrating our Seventh Birthday in the Company of Good Friends and Supporters by Gary Oppenheimer, Founder and Executive Director Seven Already? Today we are celebrating’s seventh birthday! We’ve come a long way, baby, with the help of many friends and supporters. The idea behind was […]

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March 9, 2009. Not Your Typical Day By Gary Oppenheimer Two dates stand out. Today, March 9 and September 10. Looking back seven years on my calendar to those two dates, I see “Community Garden Meeting” in September and “Spin Class” in March. I clearly remember going […]

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Why give to

There is no shortage of worthy and reputable charities that are asking for your support. So why Because it is working to actually solve a problem. Really, a whole host of problems. Are you concerned about Hunger? So are we. Obesity? Yup. Diabetes? On it. Food […]

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