Sharing your extra produce with those in need

Think about this: An estimated 100 billion pounds of food, enough to totally eliminate hunger, is thrown away annually in the United States. It doesn’t have to be that way.”

This is the time of year when many of us, whether backyard gardeners or commercial farmers find ourselves with a lot of extra produce. With the current economic situation, people are struggling to put food on their tables. There are a number of ways to get the crops you might compost or plow under to those in need. One of those is Ample Harvest. They have asked me to let you know about their programs, which facilitate the process of getting the extra food that you have in your gardens or on your farms to those in need through food banks and other programs. Please visit their website for information about how you can help those in need by sharing your extra produce: http://www.ampleharvest.org/

Nursery/garden shop owners, and others who run food and ag. businesses can also help by posting their flier in you place of business. It’s available at http://www.ampleharvest.org/downloads/GardenShop.pdf

Just a little bit of effort on your part can make a world of difference for those in need.

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