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Food Day 2014 – AmpleHarvest.org

October 24 is Food Day–a day to resolve to make changes in our own diets and to take action to solve food-related problems in our communities at the local, state, and national level. This annual event involves some of the country’s most prominent food activists, united by a […]

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7,000th Food Pantry on AmpleHarvest.org

The 7,000th Food Pantry has Registered at AmpleHarvest.org! NANA’s House in Mastic NY recently registered itself at AmpleHarvest.org and joined the previously registered 6,999 pantries, further expanding access to fresh food for their clients. According to Wendy Falanga of NANA’s House, “Fresh produce donations are so important […]

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Extension Master Gardeners

As the Grower Outreach Coordinator for AmpleHarvest.org I have the privilege of communicating with farmers and gardeners from all over the United States. Through our social media sites–especially Instagram–I get to see what folks are growing, celebrate their bountiful harvests, and commiserate with them when something destroys […]

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Farmer Feature: Veggies For All -AmpleHarvest.org

Farmer Feature: Veggies For All, a project of the Maine Farmland Trust. Interview of with Sara Trunzo. As part of out continuing Farmer Feature Series, today we’re featuring an incredible program in Maine called Veggies For All which is project of the Maine Farmland Trust. Veggies for All […]

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SNAP Challenge Conclusion

Each week, the Feeding America food bank network serves 5.4 million individuals. More than half of the households served report at least one person employed during the last year, according to the Hunger in America 2014 report. This is unacceptable. Whether they’re stretching a tiny budget (sometimes choosing between food […]

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Food Waste – A Missed Opportunity Part 2

Food Waste – A Missed Opportunity – Part II Note: you can read Part I of this topic here. “Finish what’s on your plate – kids are starving in Europe.” That’s what I heard over and over again as a child, it’s what helped inspire the creation […]

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SNAP Challenge: Part 4

How do you explain to your child that even though they are very hungry, there’s nothing for them to eat? This a reality faced by millions of Americans. I’m very lucky that it is not my reality. But, after spending the last 5 days taking Feeding America’s […]

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SNAP Challenge: Part 3

SNAP Challenge: Part 3 The shopping is done, the company is gone, and so a week of eating on $4.50 a person per day has begun.  If we don’t have what we need to make it 5 days straight then we’re not going to have it. The […]

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SNAP Challenge: Part 2

SNAP Challenge: Part 2 Ok, we still haven’t started. I guess I don’t feel ready. How ridiculous is that? I’m still not “ready” to feed my family on $4.50 a day per person. For real people this isn’t a game and it’s not a choice. I realize […]

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SNAP Challenge: Getting Started

SNAP Challenge: Getting Started For Hunger Action Month, my family and I are taking Feeding America’s SNAP Challenge. We’re going to try to experience what it’s like to eat on just $4.50 a day per person like many of our fellow citizens who rely on the Supplemental […]

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