I read the other day that 40% percent of the food in the Unites States goes to waste. Many of us who grow fruits and vegetables on our property are faced with the dilemma once a year of way too much bounty. We have too many ripe oranges, lemons, tomatoes, carrots or whatever. We eat them, we can them, we give them to friends, family and coworkers and still we have too many.
What can we do? Well we can donate our surplus to a local food bank.
Did you know that your excess produce from your garden can be donated to a local food pantry. More than 40 million gardeners across America grow fruit, vegetables, herbs and nuts in backyard, terrace, kitchen and community gardens. Some even have orchards or small farms. Many end up growing more than they can use, preserve or give to friends.
At the same time, tens of millions of Americans struggling to feed their families can't get fresh produce from the local food pantry.
It doesn't have to be this way.
If you are growing more food than you can use, AmpleHarvest.org can help you find a local food pantry eager to accept it.
Sunburst Oranges says please join the millions of gardeners across the country using AmpleHarvest.org to share their bounty with their neighbors in need.
An estimated 100 billion pounds of food (including oranges), enough to totally eliminate hunger, is thrown away annually in the United States.
AmpleHarvest.org envisions an America where millions of gardeners eliminate malnutrition and hunger in their own community using only their backyard gardens.
AmpleHarvest.org, the national campaign to educate, encourage and enable home and community gardeners to donate their excess garden produce to a nearby food pantry, announces that it is now being included in the US Government employee’s nationwide food drive called “Feds Feed Families”.
Created in 2009 and managed by the USDA, Feds Feed Families is an annual campaign collecting store bought food from federal employees to benefit food banks across the country along food gleaned from local farms. Like nearly every other food drive, it has largely received processed food in jars, cans and boxes, along with some produce from a few larger growers.
Thanks to this new partnership, government employees, regardless of the size of their garden, will now also be able to donate fresh food to a local food pantry going forward.
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