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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 has helped them connect with food pantries. Here’s a letter we received from Cathy B. Dear […]

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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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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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Take Action to End Hunger and Wasted Food with

Take Action to End Hunger and Wasted Food Now with 1. Make a tax-deductible donation to  In a traditional food drive, one can of food equals one can of food. A monetary donation to equals countless pounds of fresh food donated to food pantries […]

Read more – Also Getting People Fed

“ – Also Helping People Get Fed.” By Gary Oppenheimer People like to think of as “that website that connects gardeners to food pantries” and they are right because that what we’ve been telling them for more than 5 years. However, that perspective is as simplistic […]

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Not all donations are created equal –

There’s a strange magic that happens when you donate to  For our first act, we’ll quadruple your donation. Ta-da! That’s right, from now until December 12, for every dollar you donate, an anonymous donor will match it with an additional THREE dollars–up to $10,000.  That’s pretty magical, […]

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Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday Fatigue –

Is it Wednesday yet? Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that today is “Cyber Monday” -a day of great deals and discounts for online purchases.  You may also be aware that tomorrow is “Giving Tuesday” -a day to give back and do good after […]

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Food Pantry Friday

“If we all donate a little bit, it can make a big difference in the lives of others.” Guest blog post by Jackie Tona, Case Worker at Ruth’s Place – Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania located in Wilkes-Barre, PA Most of us know if one eats well […]

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7,000th Food Pantry on

The 7,000th Food Pantry has Registered at! NANA’s House in Mastic NY recently registered itself at 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 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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