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The Opportunity

11.5 billion pounds of garden produce becomes food waste every year. Nearby gardeners want help your food shortage.

We know how difficult it is to meet the increasing needs of the hungry in your community. Gardeners in your area can help! They often grow more fruit, vegetables, herbs and nuts than they can use and are happy to share some with your food pantry — if only they could find you!

What We Do
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The Solution

What is is a free nationwide registry. We enable gardeners who’ve grown too much food to easily find food pantries in their area. Today, 8,223 food pantries across all 50 states have already registered, with more signing up everyday. Don’t miss out on all of these donations of locally-grown fresh food.

Our Impact


Why join

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    1. 01

      It's free.

      Registering a pantry is and always will be a free service.

    2. 02

      Get fresh food faster.

      Gardeners bring produce in on the day/time the pantry chooses, eliminating the need for refrigeration.

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    1. 03

      Help people in need have healthier options.

      Eating fresh food lowers the chance of diet related illnesses such as diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity.

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    2. 04

      It's good for the environment.

      Locally sourced food comes without packaging and is not trucked across the country. Plus, more donated produce means less in landfills and less wasted energy, water, and transport.


ProducePedia is a free resource that covers the types of fresh produce that can be delivered to food pantries. Each entry includes information on color, taste and possible uses. People unfamiliar with the vegetable or fruit will learn how to use it, and those who are familiar with it still might learn a fun fact or two!

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