Helpful Links


Natural Resource Defense Council white paper “Wasted: How America Is Losing Up to 40 Percent of Its Food from Farm to Fork to Landfill”

USDA white paper (summary) “The Estimated Amount, Value, and Calories of Postharvest Food Losses at the Retail and Consumer Levels in the United States – summary”

USDA white paper “The Estimated Amount, Value, and Calories of Postharvest Food Losses at the Retail and Consumer Levels in the United States”

Public Law 104-210 104th Congress “Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Act”

National Gardening Association 2014 white paper “Garden To Table – A 5 year look at food gardening in America”

National Gardening Association 2009 white paper “The Impact of Home and Community Gardening In America”

Feeding America “The Good Samaritan Act”


White House highlighted on the White House web site.

Feedback Global is the international program fighting wasted food

The Zero Hunger Challenge is the UN Secretary-General’s vision of an end to hunger in our lifetimes; achieved by ensuring that every man, woman and child enjoy their Right to Adequate Food; women are empowered; priority is given to family farming; and food systems everywhere are sustainable and resilient with no loss or waste of food.”

National Gardening Association offers one of the Web’s largest and most respected array of gardening content for backyard gardeners including “how to” information and free newsletters

Gardener’s Supply Company is an employee owned company that “is in business to spread the joys and rewards of gardening, because gardening nourishes the body, elevates the spirit, builds community and makes the world a better place.”

Feeding America is the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Their mission is to feed America’s hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger

Produce for Better Health Foundation Produce for Better Health Foundation offers the Fruits & Veggies – More Matters health initiative. In simple, user-friendly ways, the Fruits & Veggies – More Matters health initiative offers expert cooking advice, nutrition information and shopping tips. Great information for children.

Grow a Row (the Canadian equivalent to builds on the long-standing tradition of gardeners loving to share their harvest with others. It is a people-helping-people program to assist in feeding the hungry in their own communities

Wasted Food is a blog by author Jonathan Bloom that takes an in-depth look at food loss in America

ReFed – Latest information on food waste

EPA Food Donation: Feed People-Not Landfills

State Cooperative Extension Web Sites

The Cooperative Extension sites have a wealth of information for any backyard gardener. Once you go to the site (each one if very different from the others) look for a link for “homes and gardens”, “landscape”, “consumer horticulture”, etc. to find information on improving your backyard garden. Neighboring state sites may offer information your own state’s site lacks.


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