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Food for Thought
You might be the host or a guest.

If you are putting a centerpiece on a dinner table, use a whole fruit edible arrangement instead of flowers.

It can grace the table one day and then feed a hungry family the next.

What We Do
The Campaign is a national effort utilizing the Internet that enables 40+ million Americans who grow food in home gardens to easily donate their excess harvest to registered local food pantries spread across all 50 states.

Why We Do It
One out of six Americans needs food assistance, but can't get fresh produce from the local food pantry, while, millions of American homeowners grow more food in their backyard gardens than they can possibly use.
It Doesn't Have to Be This Way! envisions an America where millions of gardeners eliminate malnutrition and hunger in their own community using only their backyard gardens.

Centerpieces for Pantries

floral arrangements
Instead of a floral arrangement in the center of your special dinner, use a whole fruit edible arrangement. Then share the leftover fruit with a local food pantry. Your food can bless two tables.
fresh fruit as a table centerpiece

Flowers for a holiday table wilt and are soon thrown away. What a waste.

Here is a better idea:

You may be a guest invited to a holiday dinner or someone hosting an event. Planning on flowers for the table?.

A floral arrangement is eye candy for a day or so and then it starts to wilt. So does an opportunity.

Instead, buy whole fruit from a farmers market or supermarket and turn it into a beautiful centerpiece for the table. Or you can purchase a edible arrangement.

Either way, it will be beautiful and have a lovely fragrance.

Then bring it to a local food pantry the next day and turn your table centerpiece into nutritious food for the less fortunate in your community.

It is good for your neighbors in need and good for the environment. It will probably save you money too!

Let your centerpiece grace your table one day and feed a family the next.

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