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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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8,000 Pantries and Counting

8,000 Pantries and Counting by Gary Oppenheimer, Executive Director at   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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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 updated 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 […]

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

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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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DIY Edible Centerpieces from The Prudent Garden

The Prudent Garden’s Centerpiece for Pantries We reached out to our blogger friend Debbie at The Prudent Garden to see what kind of amazing creation she could put together for our Centerpieces for Pantries Campaign. Check out what she came up with. It’s fantastic and will inspire you to […]

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Feds Feed Families Success Story and Feds Feed Families Inspiration This is the third year in a row we have partnered with the largest food drive in America. Feds Feed Families is a nation-wide food drive by the nearly 3 million U.S. federal employees.You can read more about our partnership with […]

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