World Food Day

October 16 is World Food Day–a day to promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger. Food security and nutritious diets are critical for all. We can resolve to make changes in our own diets and to take action to solve food-related problems in our […]

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One Simple Change to Your Holiday Table Can Help Feed the Hungry

A floral arrangement only lasts a day or so and then it starts to wilt. Try something different this year.  Buy whole fruit from a farmers market or supermarket (or use your garden produce!) and turn it into a beautiful centerpiece for the table. Fresh, uncut fruits and […]

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How can I help Houston?

Our hearts go out to the people of Texas after Hurricane Harvey. We know many people across the nation are looking for ways to help. Since AmpleHarvest.org is a nationwide program, we ask all Americans, particularly those now harvesting from their gardens, to remember that the solution […]

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Food Pantry Friday 7.21.17

It’s Food Pantry Friday – the day we welcome recently registered food pantries and food assistance programs to AmpleHarvest.org! Today we’re welcoming pantries from the following cities and towns: Smyrna, GA / Alpha, NJ / Oakland, CA / Cedar City, UT / Rockledge, CA / Palm Beach […]

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8,000 Pantries and Counting

8,000 Pantries and Counting by Gary Oppenheimer, Executive Director at AmpleHarvest.org   Lookup 8,000 in Wikipedia and you will learn that it is cube of 20, the sum of four consecutive integers cubed (113 + 123 + 133 + 143) and that there are 14 mountains more […]

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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 AmpleHarvest.org 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 AmpleHarvest.org. 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 AmpleHarvest.org’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 AmpleHarvest.org), government officials and others have explored tackling food waste, yet at every […]

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