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AmpleHarvest.org: A scaled & sustained solution to hunger & food waste

AmpleHarvest permanently ends hunger and the waste of locally grown fresh food. Working in 4,200 communities in all 50 states, it uses public awareness and technology to enable America's 62 million home/community gardeners to donate their surplus harvest to one of nearly 9,000 food pantries for the rest of their gardening life. This provides freshly harvested food to hungry families nearby.

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AmpleHarvest.org: A scaled & sustained solution to hunger & food waste

AmpleHarvest permanently ends hunger and the waste of locally grown fresh food. Working in 4,200 communities in all 50 states, it uses public awareness and technology to enable America's 62 million home/community gardeners to donate their surplus harvest to one of nearly 9,000 food pantries for the rest of their gardening life. This provides freshly harvested food to hungry families nearby.

Benefits

Connecting communities in need with locally grown, fresh food

Help agencies get/distribute freshly harvested food

Main Features

Educate America's home/community gardeners about their opportunity to donate their surplus harvest to a local food pantry.

A nationwide food pantry search engine that enables gardeners to connect with a food pantry in their own community

Facilitate "just in time" donation of the food, thereby eliminating the need for costly storage/refrigeration at the food pantry

Enable hungry families to find a nearby food pantry that may have locally grown freshly harvested food available

Create a sustained solution to hunger and food waste, operating as a community program but on a nationwide level

Primary Audience

Gardeners

Food Pantries & Food Banks

Americans with Home/Community Gardens

Faith-Based Organizations

Benefits

Connecting communities in need with locally grown, fresh food

Help agencies get/distribute freshly harvested food

Main Features

Educate America's home/community gardeners about their opportunity to donate their surplus harvest to a local food pantry.

A nationwide food pantry search engine that enables gardeners to connect with a food pantry in their own community

Facilitate "just in time" donation of the food, thereby eliminating the need for costly storage/refrigeration at the food pantry

Enable hungry families to find a nearby food pantry that may have locally grown freshly harvested food available

Create a sustained solution to hunger and food waste, operating as a community program but on a nationwide level

Primary Audience

Gardeners

Food Pantries & Food Banks

Americans with Home/Community Gardens

Faith-Based Organizations

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Gary Oppenheimer

Founder/Executive Director

AmpleHarvest.org

America is an exceedingly well fed but malnourished nation due to the lack of fresh food to most hungry families. AmpleHarvest.org fixes this. AmpleHarvest.org is the answer to the classic ‘excess supply not reaching demand’ dilemma that has up to now resulted in vast amounts of food wasted in millions of gardens across America while the needy in the community remained malnourished and hungry.

Vint Cerf

"Father of the Internet"

Google

"[AmpleHarvest.org is] a terrifically positive message in a time when positive messages are in short supply.”

Michelle Obama

Former First Lady of the United States

Obama White House

If you would like to donate part of your harvest to a shelter or food pantry... consider reaching out to Ample Harvest, and organization that helps local gardeners donate what they've grown to ... food pantries across America.