"This is a great idea!! Last year I had so many peppers. My parents had many tomatoes. I wish we knew earlier so that we could have planted more!!! :-)"
Michelle Obama speaking and writing about AmpleHarvest.org here.
First Lady Michelle Obama, Let's Move!, White House, DC
AmpleHarvest.org is a great program that gardeners and small farmers can, and should, embrace. ... Promote the idea to your farming friends so that they know were and when they can drop off contributions. People who use a food bank deserve fresh food and in today's economy there are more people than ever who need the help. So don't let the tomatoes get over ripe because you cannot can any more, bug your local food bank to take them, or set up your own table outside the food bank so that people can help themselves."
Atlanta Gardening Examiner
"I can tell you how much those who utilize the food pantry enjoy the opportunity to take home some fresh produce. The turnips were flying out the door yesterday. Yes, that's right. These are the same turnips (except these are organically grown) that sit unloved in the grocery store produce section. Keep that fresh produce coming. It's good for the whole country because healthier people means less money going to the hospitals."
Newport Food Panry, CA
"We have been trying to find a good way to communicate to gardeners which food shelves they can donate to. I think AmpleHarvest.org is the missing link we have been looking for."
Second Harvest Heartland, MN
"AmpleHarvest.org is one of the most innovative groups I've met."
Jon Carson, Former Director of the Presidents Office of Public Engagement, White House, DC
"AmpleHarvest.org has been a huge benefit to our partner agencies and has really helped getting fresh fruits to those in need."
Feeding America of San Diego, CA
"What's most exciting about AmpleHarvest.org is that anyone can help connect their surplus produce to pantries, from community gardens, to ambitious backyard gardeners (or front-yard, in my own personal case), to apartment dwellers who use that crazy upside down tomato planter."
FFF and AmpleHarvest.org
Now Your Department/Agency Employees CAN
|For Employees||Feds Feed Families link for federal employees|
Use this link to find a local food pantry seeking fresh food donations.
|Reporting form / tax reporting|
Use this link to download the form you can use to report fresh food donations to FFF and for optionally reporting the charitable contribution on your income tax
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|Poster or flier for employee distribution|
Use this link to download a 1 page informational flier for your employees
|Frequently Asked Questions|
Most commonly asked questions about FFF and AmpleHarvest.org
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