1. Make a tax-deductible donation to AmpleHarvest.org. In a traditional food drive, one can of food equals one can of food. A monetary donation to AmpleHarvest.org equals countless pounds of fresh food donated to food pantries across America. Every dollar you give goes a long way to end hunger and wasted food in ALL 50 states. Visit AmpleHarvest.org/donate to make a secure donation online.
2. We have over 8,400 registered food pantries but our goal is 10,000! You can help a food pantry get registered on AmpleHarvest.org so that growers can find them when they have extra food to donate. When you’ve located a food pantry in your community, check to see if they are already registered by searching at AmpleHarvest.org/find-pantry. If they are not there, give them a call or send them an email letting them know that registering on AmpleHarvest.org is FREE and it will help them get fresh food donations for their clients!
3. If you’ve got even the tiniest of green thumbs, pledge to plant some extra veggies in your garden to donate to your local food pantry.
4. If your thumbs aren’t green at all, that’s ok! Tap into your creative side and create a whole fruit or vegetable centerpiece for your holiday table. When you’re done enjoying it, donate the whole thing to your local food pantry and it will bless TWO tables! Read more about our Centerpieces for Pantries campaign at AmpleHarvest.org/holiday
5. No green thumb and not a creative bone in your body? That’s okay too! This is a really easy ways to donate to AmpleHarvest.org when buying and selling online:
- When you’re shopping online use Amazon Smile and they will make a donation on your behalf. Visit AmpleHarvest.org/Amazon to make your online purchases.
- When selling an item on ebay, donate a portion or all of your profits by using AmpleHarvest.org/ebay
6. Help us spread the word about AmpleHarvest.org the 42 million Americans who are growing food gardens! Like our Facebook page, and invite your friends to like it too. Join us on Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest. Write a blog article about AmpleHarvest.org–there’s a sample blog post and graphics on this page.