Sharing Your Garden Bounty with Neighbors in Need: The AmpleHarvest.org Model

America has 50+ million food insecure people… people who are either hungry or people who are at real risk of being hungry. At the same time, 40+ million Americans grow food in home gardens… often growing far more than they can use, preserve or give to friends. If locally grown produce could be delivered directly to the neighborhood nutrition program, it would bypass the routing problem and immediately provide a free source of fresh produce to the people who most need it. The AmpleHarvest.org Campaign is designed to make food pantries “visible” to neighborhood gardeners eager to share their excess harvest.