"We are having an incredibly bountiful harvest this year, so much more than we can eat or give away. Thank goodness we found Ample Harvest! We have donated about 40 pounds of cucumbers, zucchini, squash in the past four days, plus cuttings from our mint, oregano, and basil plants. We expect the tomatoes to take off soon as well, and we will add them to the bags for the food pantry. We are thrilled to be able to donate these delicious fresh veggies, and hope that the people who receive it enjoy them."
When Gary Oppenheimer began AmpleHarvest.org back in 2009 he envisioned just what this Maryland gardener’s quote describes. Since beginning, Gary estimates that more than 700,000 pounds of produce has been donated to more than 4100 food pantries and soup kitchen’s across the country.
Read what the White House’s blog describing Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move!
program has to say about Gary and his ingenious creation: