In 2009, Gary Oppenheimer had an idea to reduce food waste and help feed the hungry in his community by connecting those with extra produce to food pantries. Three years later, www.AmpleHarvest.org has registered nearly 5,000 food pantries nationwide. www.ecocentricblog.org/2012/03/15/our-hero-gary-oppenheimer-of-ampleharvest-org/ Food Pantries, Gary Oppenheim, Food Banks, Local Food, Ampleharvest Org, Food Heroes, Extra Produce, Healthy Food, Pairings Gardens
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FoodCorps: Bringing Healthy Food to Kids - Organic Connections "Last year they built and revitalized 411 school and community gardens, tending with kids some 13 football fields of fresh and healthy food. They taught more than 67,000 children about eating nutritiously.... They served up some 46,000 pounds of fresh, locally grown produce in school cafeterias around the country. ..."
The Greater Chicago Food Depository has been an organization I have loved for years from their cooking program for those who are underprivileged and unemployed to their food pantries and now this! Using their recycled containters to create art. I will definitely check it out.
SUCH a great movie! "Americans’ right to access fresh, healthy foods of their choice is under attack. Farmageddon tells the story of small, family farms that were providing safe, healthy foods to their communities and were forced to stop, sometimes through violent action, by agents of misguided government bureaucracies, and seeks to figure out why." farmageddonmovie....