Welcome to Food Pantry Friday – Every day established food pantries and hunger-relief agencies in cities and towns across the U.S. register for free on www.AmpleHarvest.org. Food Pantry Friday is our way of welcoming those newly registered pantries who are eager to accept and distribute fresh produce to those in need in their local communities – it’s also a way for you learn something new about AmpleHarvest.org and how you can help!
We all know that it is common for food pantries to distribute non-perishable items such as canned goods and boxed items for storage reasons. Unfortunately, these products typically have a high-sodium /sugar content and lower nutritional value than fresh fruits and veggies. By registering on AmpleHarvest.org, your pantry clients will have the option to feed their family fresh food instead of food packaged with added salt and sugar thereby reducing the likelihood of diet related illness such as diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity.
You’ll also be offering a new variety of food for pantry clients to prepare. By having fresh produce available, families may be introduced to new varieties of food they may have had no prior access to.
Click here: www.AmpleHarvest.org/register to register your food pantry and be sure to check out our Pinterest page: http://www.pinterest.com/ampleharvestorg/fresh-food-recipes/ for some healthy recipe ideas!