There are more than 42 million home gardeners in America today many of whom would be more than willing to donate some of the excess fruits of their talent to those in need, especially if the sharing system was well organized and executed. Connecting gardeners with local food pantries could help provide some of the best quality produce in the country to some of the least advantaged of its citizens.
AmpleHarvest.org is a nationwide non-profit, that has been fighting hunger and food waste since 2009. Working with nearly 8,000 food pantries in all 50 states, the organization is enabling millions of home gardeners and growers to donate excess garden produce to local food pantries. The organization allows pantries and gardeners to register online where they can easily be connected.