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The AmpleHarvest.org Campaign has been working closely with many organzations as part of our effort to help more people learn that the solution to hunger in America is in their backyard. A sampling of these collaborations are:
- Worked together with Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative, to enable healthier eating for millions of people by providing access to the healthy food that would otherwise be unaffordable.
- Winner of the Glynwood Wave of the Future 2011 award for innovation and leadership in sustainable agriculture and regional food systems.
- Collaborations with a number of organizations such as Campus Kitchens, the National Gardening Associationand the Green Education Foundationare focused on helping more children and teenagers learn about healthy eating and have or create access to fresh produce.
- Working together with DinnerGarden.org, we are turning people to are today in need of assistance into people who can tomorrow help their neighbors in need.
- Working with AARP, we are working to educate, encourage and enable more gardeners to donate excess food from gardens to their neighbors in need.
- AmpleHarvest.org and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) have a joint campaign focused on helping more people become aware of the impact of donated fresh food on America’s veterans, all to many of whom need the help of local food pantries to help feed their families.
- The US Department of Agriculture has been helping to promote AmpleHarvest.org to America’s 95,000 Master Gardeners.
- The National Council of Churches have been working together to help more food pantries housed in local churches become aware of and register at AmpleHarvest.org.
- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have been working together to help education Americans on the environmental impact of wasted food.
- The Green Education Foundation and AmpleHarvest.org are working together to encourage children to learn to grow food to be donated to pantries as part of the “Plant With A Purpose” program.
Everyone involved in the creation of AmpleHarvest.org has donated their time and talent. The AmpleHarvest.org Campaign exists due to the generosity and support of the below people and organizations who help to design, create, critique, test and promote AmpleHarvest.org.
- BackRock and their hackathon team – Relaunched Web Design and Development
- Maureen Shryock – Initial Web Design and Development
- Josh Kopf – Initial Web Design and Development
Support/Guidance/Testing & Review
- Leslie Alexander – Connecticut Cooperative Extension Program
- Bill Hoffmann – CSREES/USDA
- Ample Harvest Committee – Sustainable West Milford
- The National Council of Churches
- National Gardening Association
- United Church of Christ
- Veterans of Foreign Wars
- Catholic Charities
- Mazon – A Jewish Rsponse to Hunger
- …. and many more
Special Thanks to
- US Department of Agriculture – USDA Food and Nutrition Service
- Numerous bloggers
- James D. Brown, CPA
- …. and many more
AmpleHarvest.org Inc. greatly appreciates sustaining grants and tax deductible donations to help fund the ongoing operational and staffing costs for AmpleHarvest.org. Please click here to learn how you can help AmpleHarvest.org help your community.