It’s Food Pantry Friday! Throughout the month we’ve been focusing on food waste and today we’re featuring Waste Not Want Not – an organization that has been registered with AmpleHarvest.org for 4 years. Last year, they distributed close to two million pounds of food, putting it where it belongs – on plates, not in landfills.
From their Executive Director, Sandra L. Staudt-Killea: “Imagine for a moment that for the next two weeks every vegetable and fruit you eat will come out of a can. Unfortunately, most people who rely on food assistance don’t have to imagine this; they live it. Now picture how delighted you would be when you next enjoyed a freshly-picked ear of corn or piece of fruit. That is the kind of impact that AmpleHarvest.org allows growers to have on their neighbors and why Waste Not Want Not was excited to learn of AmpleHarvest.org’s focus on preventing home-grown produce from going to waste.”
Please check out their video and the amazing work they are doing in Orange Park, FL.
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