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Reduce hunger and malnourishment in your community AND help the environment — in only one day!

2 problems, 1 solution

Food pantries — a source of fresh, healthy food for millions of families in America — are in desperate need of fresh food. At the same time, surplus produce from gardens are either being thrown away or left to rot, which can have an immensely negative impact on the environment! AmpleHarvest.org combats both of these problems through enabling millions of growers nationwide to donate surplus garden produce to a local food pantry.

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Spend a few hours just once and help eliminate hunger and malnutrition in your community while improving the environment.

It's as simple as ABCD:

    1. 01

      Ask

      Ask a food pantry in your community sign up at AmpleHarvest.org. It’s free! Use our pantry finder to see if your local pantry is listed. If it does appear on AmpleHarvest.org, GREAT! Nothing more to do with that pantry. If it does not appear, try to call them and explain that AmpleHarvest.org is a totally free way to enable local growers to share their harvest with the pantry — and tell them that they do not need extra refrigeration or storage. Urge then to register as soon as possible, it only takes a minute!

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    1. 02

      Bring

      Bring AmpleHarvest.org to the growers in your community. While AmpleHarvest.org works hard on the national level to help growers learn that they can share their surplus garden produce with local food pantries, we rely on people in the community (that’s you!) to help spread the word locally. Download our flier and spread the word on social media or at your local gardening shops!

      Download Flier
    1. 03

      Contact

      Contact your friends nationwide and tell them what you did – and ask them to do it too. AmpleHarvest.org is a viral effort to change the way tens of millions of gardeners nationwide handle the surplus food in their garden. In a larger sense, AmpleHarvest.org is pushing the discussion of “No Food Left Behind” – the idea that food should never be wasted. Be a part of that effort by reaching out to all of your friends and family nationwide and let them know that they can become the key to reducing obesity, diabetes, hypertension and other ills in their community while also helping the environment – and it won’t cost them a dime!

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    1. 04

      Donate

      Donate surplus garden produce from your garden to a nearby food pantry. Are you a home gardener? A farmer? Someone who grows herbs on a kitchen window? Do you grow more than you can use, preserve or give to friends? Share it! You now understand the impact AmpleHarvest.org has on hunger, nutrition and the environment in your community. We are working hard to do the same in communities across America. A tax deductible contribution to AmpleHarvest.org, large or small will help to reduce hunger, food waste, obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and more while enabling millions of Americans to help their neighbors in need. Use our pantry finder to find out where you can donate!

      Find a Pantry

Thank you!

You’ve made a lasting change in the health of your community and America. By helping to connect local growers to the food pantries serving the needy in your community, more people will get access to healthy food, less processed food will be shipped into the community, children will get a chance to learn about healthy eating and you will be the hero to all those who hate wasted food, can’t feed their family or just want a healthy America. Lastly, we’d love to hear from you! Tell us how it went. Send an email to [email protected] and let us know your thoughts on this program.

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