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What Your Food Pantry Needs to Do

There are several things you and your food pantry can do to help the growers in your area become aware that you are eager for their excess produce.

Publish an article in your food pantry's blog or newsletter

If your food pantry has a blog or newsletter or is possibly affiliated with a house of worship that has one, publish an article talking about your food pantry and your desire for fresh produce.

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Bonne Plant's 2020 food pantry harvest

Ask your staff to post a flier

Print many copies of this flier and ask your staff and clients to post it at garden shops, nurseries, supermarket bulletin boards, etc. around the community. It will help gardeners learn that they can donate from their garden.

Download Flier

Send a press announcement

Send a press announcement to your local newspapers, radio and TV stations announcing your participation with AmpleHarvest.org. A boilerplate press announcement is available for your use. You can download this Microsoft Word document, alter any text you wish and then send it out to nearby media. We sure would appreciate receiving a copy too (email it to [email protected])

Download Press Announcement

Talk to a local reporter

Ask a local reporter to do a story about AmpleHarvest.org. Tell the reporter they can find all the information they’ll need at the page below.

Press & Media Information
Woman smiling while holding a leafy vegetable

Take a picture or video of your first donation

Please take a picture or video when you get a donation of locally grown produce and send it to [email protected] We’ll post them on our Facebook page as well as our web site and we’ll include the name and location of your food pantry if you like. It’ll be free publicity for your pantry!

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Urge other food pantries in your community to register

Lastly, please urge any other food pantries in your community to register at AmpleHarvest.org too. The more food pantries gardeners can find, the better the chance their ample harvest will end up at one of them.

Register a Pantry

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