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Thank you for registering your food pantry!

Congratulations! Your food pantry is now included in a nationwide directory of food pantries which millions of gardeners can use to find you when they have extra garden produce available to share.

  • Please write down the user name and password you entered a moment ago when you set up your account. Let someone else in your organization know where you put this information. They’ll need it if the page needs to be updated and you are not available.
  • We’d love to learn a bit more about your food pantry. Please take a moment to complete this quick survey to help us make our program the best it can be for you and your pantry clients.
  • If you have not yet done so, you are strongly encouraged to read the Frequently Asked Questions page. This contains a lot of helpful information.
  • Print out a poster telling your clients and community that you are an Registered Food Pantry.

Please note that your food pantry may not immediately appear online. All registrations are reviewed first. Thank you for your patience.

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How Can We Help You?

According to a 2014 study by the National Gardening Association, an estimated 42 million people were growing vegetables, fruit, and herbs in their gardens. Today, it's more than 61 million gardeners across America. We work very hard to inform as many of these gardeners as possible about donating their extra garden produce to a food pantry like yours. Our outreach has involved support from, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Master Gardeners, numerous bloggers, and media outlets. There are also a number of things that you can do to help inform the gardeners in your community.

Updating or Revising Your Information

If you ever need to revise your pantry information, log back into your account a make any changes you need.

  • Click “Pantry Login” in the top right corner of the page and enter your username/email and your password.
  • If you forgot your password, click on “Forgot your password?”. A new window appears asking for your username or email address. The username or email address you enter must match the username or email address you used when your pantry was registered. You will receive an email with instructions on how to reset your password.
  • Once your pantry information is displayed, you may make the desired changes.

The Street Address field should contain ONLY the street address of the pantry – no P.O. Box numbers, no floor numbers, etc. All words should be spelled out. uses Google Maps to help gardeners locate your pantry. If Google Maps does not recognize your address, it will not process properly. If you are in doubt, go to and enter your street address followed by your zip code (i.e. 123 Main Street 10024). If Google Maps shows your location properly, enter it into Otherwise, try testing a variation of your address. For example, if 10 2nd Av does not work, try 10 Second Ave instead.

Always include your area code with your telephone number and fax number.

If your food pantry has an email address, make sure it is entered correctly. If your food pantry does not have an email address, you can enter a personal one. ( will not sell or otherwise distribute your email address except as required by law. See the Privacy Policy statement for more information.)

Uploading an outside photograph of your food pantry is a great way to help gardeners find your building when they come to make a donation. The photograph must be a JPEG file no larger than 1000 pixels by 1000 pixels. Click here to see an example of a food pantries photograph.

You can use the Additional Information field to tell more about your pantry. Many food pantries use this field to list store bought items they urgently need.

Come back to update this information as often as you like. This is the best way to keep your community informed about your pantries particular needs. Don’t forget to press “Update” to complete the changes.

Make sure that you keep all of your information up to date. If the name, address, phone number or any other information about the pantry changes, update the information on too. Accurate, up-to-date information is important if you want donors to reach you.

You can invite another food pantry to learn about by entering their email address under the “Refer A Pantry” section and pressing “Refer”.

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