You can help alleviate hunger and improve the health of your community - RIGHT NOW! Anyone in America can help AmpleHarvest.org end food waste and hunger by enabling gardeners to donate fresh produce to a local food pantry. While we of course accept donations, you don’t have to have a lot of money to help us make a difference!
Why is it important that pantries register?
If no local food pantries are listed on AmpleHarvest.org when a gardener is ready to share their garden bounty, fresh produce that could have diminished hunger in the community will likely be left to rot in the garden instead — it doesn’t have to be that way!
How do I get started in my community?
Call the local houses of worship, social services agencies, and local food bank in your community (see www.feedingamerica.org for information on the food bank nearest to you). Ask your county or state Health or Social Services agencies for information about food pantries in your neighborhood and find out their hours. Then, visit with a copy of the Food Pantry Information printout and encourage them to register on AmpleHarvest.org.
Give this flier to the food pantry manager next time you go
Tell them that you know how difficult it is to meet the increasing needs of hungry families like yours in your community. Tell them that gardeners in your area can help! They often grow more fruit, vegetables, herbs and nuts than they can use and are happy to share some with your food pantry – if only they could find it!