Gary Oppenheimer has decided to be of value. Gary is a gardener who one day decided to give his excess vegetables to a local shelter. It was the beginning of his discovery of how little fresh food pantries get.
Starting AmpleHarvest.org a not-for-profit organization which encourages local gardeners to donate their excess food to local food pantries. The site gives tools to help both the pantry and the gardener to reach out to each other.
Their core mission: No food left behind.
This is a fabulous idea. Giving extra fresh foods to local pantries and shelters so that those less fortunate can have something healthy and fresh is brilliant. And it’s not costing money just donating extra that you already have.
Good job Gary! I’m impressed and inspired. However I cannot grow a thing. So my contributions must be other in nature. I’ll start with sharing this idea. Spreading the word.
If you’re a gardener, chicken farmer, etc perhaps consider giving the extra away instead of letting it go to waste. Visit AmpleHarvest.org to find a local pantry in need.
Find your joy and laissez les bons temps rouler!
The original story on this can be found here and includes a video.