"We can make a commitment to promote vegetables and fruits and whole grains on every part of every menu. We can make portion sizes smaller and emphasize quality over quantity. And we can help create a culture - imagine this - where our kids ask for healthy options instead of resisting them."
First Lady Michelle Obama
"Groups like the National Council of Churches have joined with an organization called AmpleHarvest.org to help gardeners donate fresh produce to 4,700 of their local food pantries"
"The challenge in America is not a lack of healthy food. Rather it is making healthy food readily available to those least able to afford it.
The AmpleHarvest.org Campaign envisions an America where millions of gardeners eliminate malnutrition and hunger in their own community using only their backyard gardens".
AmpleHarvest.org Founder/CNN Hero Gary Oppenheimer
What We Do
The AmpleHarvest.org 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!
AmpleHarvest.org envisions an America where millions of gardeners eliminate malnutrition and hunger in their own community using only their backyard gardens.
Let's Move! and AmpleHarvest.org - Working Together
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