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Jul

Feds Feed Families. Again

Feds Feed Families. Again.

Gary Oppenheimer

Most of us encounter food drives at our house of worship, school, place of employment or even at a community event. We go to a store to buy something or reach into the kitchen cupboard to get something already bought – and then it’s donated.

How many people participate in that local food drive? A few dozen? A few hundred?

What do you think of a food drive that reached out to more than 2.7 million people?

Pretty awesome?

For the third year, AmpleHarvest.org is an integral part of Uncle Sam’s food drive: Feds Feed Families.

Government employees from all across America are being encouraged to help their hungry neighbors by donating food, and like last year, those who are gardeners, are again being invited to share their harvest bounty with a nearby food pantry.

AmpleHarvest.org’s involvement in Feds Feed Families was assisted in the past both by Former First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! office as well as Congresswoman Pingree from Maine.

Why a congresswoman from Maine would get involved? Because even in a state with a shorter than normal growing season, AmpleHarvest.org can help. According to Rep. Pingree, “AmpleHarvest.org has already made it possible for millions of pounds of fresh, locally grown and harvest food to make its way to food pantries that help families struggling to put a meal on the table.  This collaboration with the federal government and millions of public employees is going to make it possible for even more Americans to have access to fresh vegetables and fruits, grown and donated by their neighbors. I’m thrilled that this common-sense partnership is going to happen.”

Thanks to AmpleHarvest.org’s partnership with Feds Fed Families, the scope of someone’s donation is not limited by the depth of their pocketbook but by the size of the garden the length of their growing season, and their desire for a better America.

Gardeners who work for Uncle Sam can donate their excess garden bounty to a local food pantry by visiting www.AmpleHarvest.org/FFF.  Online donations to AmpleHarvest.org can also be made to help connect local growers to a nearby food pantry on a permanent basis.  As a result, you can think of your $100 donation has facilitating 184 pounds of donation this year.  And the next year.  And for many years after that.  Your donation continues to work years into the future greatly magnifying the impact of the donation.

If you know of someone working for Uncle Sam, please send them the AmpleHarvest.org FFF Guide so they can learn how their garden bounty can contribute to a big food drive.

A really big one.

 

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