Website Directs Gardeners Where To Donate Excess Fresh Produce To Local Food Banks

August 10, 2020

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We are at the peak of the home gardening season, which means you may have more fresh fruits and vegetable than you know what to do with.  While canning and freezing are options, there is another one that will help those struggling in our community. Ample Harvest is a website that matches home gardeners with local food pantries so you can pass along your excess produce to neighbors in need. Food banks are always looking for non-perishable food donation which they can distribute to families in need. Although many cannot accept perishable foods, there are some that will and that's where Ample Harvest can help. To donate some of your produce, all you have to do is enter your zip code on the website. Then, Ample Harvest will show you a list of registered food pantries in your area that accept donations from gardeners. You can get directions and see drop-off instructions for every pantry in your community. Just be sure to follow any coronavirus safety guidelines your food pantry has in place if you decide to donate.

SOURCE: Better Home & Gardens

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