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Phone: AMPLE-6-9880
24 Clover Rd
Newfoundland
New Jersey 07435
USA
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Target demographics: Food insecure (hungry) and malnourished people in all 50 states.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Thousands of food pantries (food banks, food shelves, and food closets) nationwide

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Put fliers from http://www.ampleharvest.org/gardenshop at community garden shops, nurseries, supermarket bulletin boards, etc. to help local gardeners learn about the opportunity to donate their excess garden produce.

Geographic areas served: United States

Programs: AmpleHarvest.org - enabling millions of home gardeners to find a local food pantry eager for their excess garden produce.

Mission:
AmpleHarvest.org envisions an America where millions of gardeners eliminate malnutrition and hunger in their own community
Results:
Founded by CNN Hero Gary Oppenheimer in mid 2009, AmpleHarvest.org has already registered nearly 6,000 (1 out of every 6) food pantries in America.

In 2011 alone, an estimated 21 million lbs of produce was donated.

AmpleHarvest.org has received backing and support from the White House, Google, the USDA, numerous faith organizations and the Feeding America network of food banks.

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12/10/12
I became acquainted with AmpleHarvest.org after we filmed an episode featuring the work they do. I'm the Exec. Producer and host of Growing a Greener World. We were impressed! Founder Gary Oppenheimer is passionate about making this organization accessible to growers and those in need of fresh ... more »
11/14/12
AmpleHarvest.org is a non-profit that genuinely believes in their mission and works endlessly to fight hunger in America. Gary Oppenheimer has boundless energy devoted to AmpleHarvest.org. The world needs more organizations like this one... more »
11/13/12
At the most basic level, it's a practical solution to multiple issues - hunger, food insecurity, overall health, and elimination of waste. It's amazing that such a 'simple' idea can cover so much ground... more »
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