AmpleHarvest.org is a unique nationwide resource that is eliminating the waste of food, reducing hunger and malnutrition, and improving the environment. This is accomplished by using the Internet to enable 61 million (up from 42 million in the pre-COVID19 world) Americans who grow food in gardens to easily donate their excess harvest to one of 8,730 registered food pantries spread across all 50 states. These food pantries help nourish the one out of six Americans (including a quarter of all kids under six) that rely on these pantries. Read more…
AmpleHarvest.org, originally created as a program of Sustainable West Milford (New Jersey) was spawned off April 2010 and became AmpleHarvest.org Inc. – a 501(c)(3) charitable organization (E#27-2433274).
Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. The ultimate success will depend upon the number of participating food pantries that help more growers donate food that otherwise would have gone to waste.
- If you work at a food pantry, please register so that backyard gardeners can easily find you when they harvest their crops.
- If you are a backyard gardener, please be generous with your bounty.
- Please inform any pantries or gardeners you may know about AmpleHarvest.org.
Although many people are concerned about their own economic situation, AmpleHarvest.org enables everyone to help their neighbors by reaching into their backyards instead of their back pockets.