Green Education

No Food Left Behind

GEF-logoExcess produce from your garden can be donated to a local food pantry

More than 40 million gardeners across America grow fruit, vegetables, and herbs in backyards, terraces, and community gardens. Some even have orchards or small farms. Many end up growing more than they can use, preserve, or give to friends.

At the same time, many millions of Americans struggling to feed their families can’t get fresh produce from the local food pantry. fonating

It doesn’t have to be this way.

The Green Education Foundation (GEF) recently launched the Plant with a Purpose Campaign, which outlines how individuals and groups can grow fresh produce for the purpose of donating to food pantries. This resource provides helpful tips for schools and youth groups on how to run a successful garden-to-food pantry operation using’s database, as well as key terms and statistics about hunger and malnutrition in America.

GEF is a non-profit committed to creating a sustainable future through education. GEF identifies key factors and impediments influencing sustainability education, evaluates existing approaches, and develops effective educational materials and programs to promote behavior change towards sustainable practices. GEF offers free school programs providing curricula and hands-on activities to inspire K-12 students and teachers to think holistically about global environmental concerns and solutions. Visit us to become a member today!

Join the millions of gardeners across the country using to share their bounty with their neighbors in need by clicking here.