Centerpieces for Food Pantries

Create a beautiful centerpiece of whole fruits and vegetables for the holidays.

Don’t waste your money on flowers that quickly 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 vegetables will still be beautiful and fragrant, but they last much longer.

When you’re done you can donate the entire centerpiece to a local food pantry, turning your table centerpiece into nutritious food for the less fortunate in your community.

It is good for your neighbors in need and good for the environment. It will save you money too!

Get inspired with DIY instructions from The Prudent Garden. If you Instagram your #AmpleCenterpiece, you’ll be entered to win a $50 gift certificate to Gardener’s Supply Company!

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Contest Details
The Centerpiece for Food Pantries photo contest will accept photo submissions on Instagram from October 9 to December 30, 2017. Each photograph should include a short description of the produce used in the centerpiece and where it will be donated. Each entry must tag @AmpleHarvest and use the hashtag #AmpleCenterpiece. The top 3 finalists will each be awarded a $50 gift certificate to Gardener’s Supply Company.

Instead of a floral arrangement in the center of your special dinner, use a whole fruit edible arrangement. Then share the leftover fruit with a local food pantry! Your food can bless two tables.