Food For Thought An estimated 100 billion pounds of food, enough to totally eliminate hunger, is thrown away annually in the United States. It does not have to be this way - and you can help. Your support of the AmpleHarvest.org Campaign helps many more food pantries receive fresh produce - improving community health while also helping the environment. America has over 30,000 food pantries (and according to some estimates, as many as 40,000). Every community has at least one. Make sure the one in your community can get fresh garden produce from local gardeners.
Help A Pantry Register
Nearly every community in America has at least one food pantry.... some have many more.
It is important that at least one food pantry in every community be registered on AmpleHarvest.org.
If no local food pantries are listed on AmpleHarvest.org when a gardener is ready to share their garden bounty, fresh produce that could have diminished hunger in the community will likely be left to rot in the garden instead.
It doesn't have to be that way!
The AmpleHarvest.org campaign is now focused on reaching and registering as many food pantries across America as possible - and you can help.
Call the local houses of worship in your community. Contact the social services agencies. Contact the local food bank (see www.feedingamerica.org for information on the food bank nearest to you). Reach out to your county or state Health or Social Services agencies. Ask them for information about food pantries in your neighborhood.
Once you have found one, contact them to find out their hours. Then visit them with a copy of the Food Pantry Information printout and encourage them to register on AmpleHarvest.org. Remind them that AmpleHarvest.org is totally free.
Once registered, the AmpleHarvest.org web site will provide the pantry with their first visibility on the Internet.... enabling them to receive more produce and store bought donations from their local community.
Every food pantry registered on AmpleHarvest.org brings us one step closer to diminishing hunger in America.