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Garden produce to be donated to food pantries

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fruits and vegetables deperately needed to help food pantry clients

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

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 Campaign envisions an America where millions of gardeners eliminate malnutrition and hunger in their own community using only their backyard gardens Founder/CNN Hero Gary Oppenheimer

7,536 food pantries are now registered.
Your support of the Campaign helps many more food pantries receive fresh produce - improving community health while also helping the environment.

Help a food pantry register
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One out of six Americans needs food assistance, but can't get fresh produce from the local food pantry. Millions of American homeowners grow more food in their backyard gardens than they can possibly use.
It Doesn't Have to Be This Way!

The Let's Move! initiative encouages all Americans to consume a healthier diet.

The Campaign supports Let's Move! by enabling food pantries across America to offer their clients freshly harvested and locally grown excess garden produce - helping to improve both the health of the community as well as the environment.

Here are some ways you can help:

Tell a local food pantry to register at
Find the food pantry in your community - possibly in a nearby house of worship, a YMCA or other civic location. Give them this flier and urge them to register ASAP. Let them know they don't need extra refrigeration and that is totally FREE!.
Help others learn about
Put this article in your blog or newsletter
Help local gardeners learn to share their ample harvest.
Print this two sided flier and post it a local garden shops, nurseries, supermarket bulletin boards, etc. to help gardeners learn about the opportunity to help the hungry.
Help publicize the Campaign
Ask your local media to visit this page and do a story about people in the community wanting fresh produce for their families from the local food pantry.
Make a donation to
Your donations to (a 501c3 charity) or emailing us about foundation/corporate funding you are aware of can be most helpful.