AmpleHarvest.org, Inc. Overview
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.
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.