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AmpleHarvest.org

AmpleHarvest.org

Ampleharvest.org: Educate and enable 42M home/community gardeners nationwide to share their 5B pounds of excess harvest with 7,500 food pantries to end food waste and hunger

Founded: 2009 by Gary Oppenheimer

  • Program Area

    Environment, Food & Agriculture
  • Location of Impact

    United States
  • Headquarters Location

    Newfoundland, New Jersey, United States
  • Product Platforms

    Web
  • Budget

    $500,000 to $1,000,000

AmpleHarvest.org is a nationwide non-profit that uses the Internet to diminish wasted food and hunger, improve nutrition, and help the environment in America by educating, encouraging, and enabling millions of backyard gardeners to easily find a local food pantry eager for their excess garden bounty. Functioning as an education program and a food pantry search engine, AmpleHarvest.org operates entirely virtually. We have outsourced the logistics of transporting the food, directly to the gardeners themselves. It therefore scales easily and can work with any community in the country without having its "boots" on the ground - because the 42M gardeners themselves *are* the boots on the ground.

Funders and Awards

Google, Diageo Estate Wines, Specialty Foods, Newman's Own, Ittleson Foundation, Gallo, CNN Hero, Points of Light, Yahoo/ABC News Greatest person, Huffington Post Game Changer 2011, to name a few.

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