October 16 is World Food Day–a day to promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger. Food security and nutritious diets are critical for all. We can resolve to make changes in our own diets and to take action to solve food-related problems in our communities. It’s also a day for us to celebrate the progress we have already made towards reaching #ZeroHunger.
AmpleHarvest.org believes that when we work together we can reduce hunger in our communities. We believe that no food should be wasted. No food should be left behind in a home or community garden. We work hard to make it simple for food growers of all kinds to donate their extra vegetables, fruits, herbs and nuts to their local food pantries.
Join us in celebrating this world day of action by getting involved, help us move food from garden to pantry! You can make a huge difference in your community. Here are some simple ways to take action for World Food Day:
2. If your thumbs aren’t green at all, that’s ok! Tap into your creative side and create a whole fruit or vegetable centerpiece for your holiday table. When you’re done enjoying it, donate the whole thing to your local food pantry and it will bless TWO tables! Read more about our Centerpieces for Pantries campaign at www.AmpleHarvest.org/holiday
3. Help us spread the word about AmpleHarvest.org the 42 million Americans who are growing food gardens! Like our Facebook page, and invite your friends to like it too. Join us on Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest. Write a blog article about AmpleHarvest.org–there’s a sample blog post and graphics on this page.
4. Help a food pantry get registered on AmpleHarvest.org so that growers can find them when they have extra food to donate. When you’ve located a food pantry in your community, check to see if they are already registered by searching at www.AmpleHarvest.org/findpantry. If they are not there, give them a call or send them an email letting them know that registering on AmpleHarvest.org is FREE and it will help them get fresh food donations for their clients!