AmpleHarvest.org is eliminating food waste by connecting gardeners to food pantries desperately in need of fresh food. The impact is immense.
Ample Harvest is doing the essential work of bring together local growers with local food pantries to 1. eliminate waste; 2. end hunger; 3. grow resilient communities. There are a great many organisations working to address hunger in America, but Ample Harvest takes a systems approach that creates the essential conditions for long-term change in a way that no other organisation in the field does. I am proud to support Ample Harvest, and encourage everyone with an interest in being of service to check out their model, and support them in whatever way they can.
AmpleHarvest.org is a unique organization solving a problem that few are paying attention to ie getting the excess fresh produce form 42 million gardeners to hungry Americans. They operate extremely efficiently and are completely dedicated to their mission of reducing food waste and ending hunger in the US.
The USA produces enough food to feed all its people yet many Americans are chronically hungry.
Making it easy for millions of gardeners to effectively channel their excess produce to food pantries is an elegant, low cost solution to the problem of getting nutritious fresh food into the hands of those most in need.
Great work Ampleharvest.org!
ample harvest is a very atypical "commercial" organization: it costs nothing for parties to join. it requires only sharing contact information online between gardeners who wish to donate excess produce and local food pantries that offer fresh vegetables and fruit to the needy, how often does one find that in this highly ceo-$-focused world?
while i'm neither a gardener nor a food pantry person, i so admire the efforts of folks who promote programs that relieve hunger and other forms of human suffering! ampleharvest.org does so with heart and soul, and at no $ cost to either gardener or food pantry! bravo!
As a board member and an avid gardener, AmpleHarvest.org certainly addresses two chronic needs: 1) eliminating food waste from a successful home garden season harvest and 2) healthfully feeding those in need of nutritious food options. It is a brilliant idea which I am a proud supporter.
The team is tireless and deeply innovative! They find ways to leverage existing systems and operate within an efficient model to provide immediate, sustainable solutions to the issue of food insecurity. And they have a specific focus on scalability.
They are successfully creating a resource for people to find food pantries that accept fresh produce to help reduce food waste and hunger.
Doing amazing work to get freshly harvested food to 1000's of food pantries. Every $ I donate worthwhile. Gamechanger solution to hunger
I do not personally have a garden, but I know about this organization since its inception. I think ampleharvest.org is a wonderful nonprofit where gardeners donate food from their gardens that they cannot use personally to food pantries that need fresh fruits and vegetables. I know it helps a great number of people.
I was thankful to find ampleharvest.org. It was easy to locate a place I could bring my extra garden harvests too from their website. The cause is great and really simple but incredibly needed. I’m a small backyard gardener so no large batches.
Unfortunately i could only find a food bank which would reply from the list. They were always grateful and assured me they did have small orgs who would come and use the herbs and veggies. In a larger community I think I would be able to find small dinnertime pantries where small batches might be very useful. Maybe there should be some review or checkin on the pantries signing up. 3 in my 15 mile radius didn’t return calls or emails when I reached out to ask when I could bring in harvests.
I will continue to be part of the effort through ampleharvest.org no matter where I live! It’s easy and a great cause to volunteer with!
AmpleHarvest.org is helping to fill a gap with many food pantries. Fresh produce is typically hard to find at food pantries, relying on more shelf stable products. Now AmpleHarvest.org is helping connect local sources of produce, mainly local gardeners with their local food pantries. Visit our website to connect with AmpleHarvest.org.
Helping make durable connections between those with excess food and those in need of it; with little infrastructure cost
AmpleHarvest.org operates a tech platform to eliminate food waste by linking food pantries and gardeners with excess produce. It's a highly efficient way to match hungry people with nutritious food and an important tool in battling food insecurity in the US.
AmpleHarvest has done a great job of making it easy to find where to donate my excess garden produce. I wish they could tell more people what they do.
The staff is excellent--very caring and helpful. They are doing important work and seem to genuinely believe in the mission at a very personal level.
Innovative approach to reducing food waste. Making a significant impact to provide fresh food to reduce poverty and alleviate starvation.
The amazing work this organization does is changing our food system.
Most other charities spend their time and energy (and money) trying to respond to problems - over and over which is all well and good, but AmpleHarvest.org actually works to fix the system that is creating the problems in the first place.
Instead of buying food and feeding people, AmpleHarvest.org works to help America use the fresh food it already has first. Why didn't anyone think of that before?
My donation is spent on fixing a broken system and not just patching it. I'm paying for technology and talent to fix the system but not for food! Wow!
Been donating every year since AmpleHarvest.org started - thrilled to see its growth, impact and energy. It's been money very well spent.
After retirement I was in search of a new way to give back to the world. When I heard the AmpleHarvest.org story and mission, I knew this was the non-profit I wanted add to my list of charities to support. I think everyone in America is aware of how much fresh food we waste amidst the problem of people of millions being food insecure. AmpleHarvest.org is working hard to change that scenario. Please check out their website and read more about the ingenious way AmpleHarvest.org connects gardeners to local food pantries to end hunger and malnutrition. They have my solid vote for No Food Left Behind.