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Reduce Hunger and Malnourishment In Your Community AND Help The Environment - In Only One Day

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Two Problems:
  • Food Pantries* Nationwide Desperately Need Fresh Food
  • Wasted Excess Garden Produce Is Bad For The Environment.

One Solution:
  • Enables Millions of Growers Nationwide To Donate Excess Garden Produce To A Local Food Pantry.
Spend a few hours just once and help eliminate hunger and malnutrition in your community while improving the environment. It's as simple as A B C:
A sk a food pantry in your community sign up at It's free! Do it!
B ring to the growers in your community Do it!
C ontact your friends nationwide and tell them what you did - and ask them to do it too. Do it!
D onate excess garden produce from your garden to a nearby food pantry. Do it!

More than 6,500 food pantries nationwide use to help nourish their community. We need your help to get more food pantries in your community get more fresh food.

* In your part of America, a food pantry may be referred to as a food shelf, food closet, food cupboard or even a food bank

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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.