AmpleHarvest.org Service Opportunity:

Reduce Food Waste, Hunger and Malnourishment In Your Community AND Help The Environment – In Only One Day

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Spend a few hours just once and help eliminate hunger and malnutrition in your community while improving the environment. It’s as simple as A B C:

Ask a food pantry in your community sign up at AmpleHarvest.org. It’s free!

Bring AmpleHarvest.org to the growers in your community.

Step B

Helpful Information:


While AmpleHarvest.org works hard on the national level to help growers learn that they can share their excess garden produce with local food pantries, we rely on people in the community (that’s you!) to help spread the word locally.

 

Follow These Steps:
  1. Print out this two sided flier and ask the local garden shops (including the “big box” stores like Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Sears, Lowes etc., nurseries, and hardware stores to post it in a conspicuous location… preferably near the cash register. Other ideal places to post it are in supermarket bulletin boards, health clubs and house of worship notice boards.
  2. Public awareness of AmpleHarvest.org is key towards making the campaign successful in your community. AmpleHarvest.org has already had a lot of media coverage but more is always better especially in local media. Please reach out to the local radio and TV stations as well as daily and weekly newspapers and ask the reporters that cover gardening, community, heath, hunger, poverty, education and government, school newspapers to report on AmpleHarvest.org “taking root” in your community. Direct them to the AmpleHarvest.org press kit for all of the information they’ll need.
  3. Reach out to bloggers you are familiar with and invite them to write about AmpleHarvest.org. A sample blog article is available here.
  4. Lastly, reach out to the growers in your community directly.

 

Important Notes

 

You may want to go back to these places every few weeks to make sure the fliers are still available.

When you have completed this task, go to step C

Contact your friends nationwide and tell them what you did – and ask them to do it too.

Donate excess garden produce from your garden to a nearby food pantry.