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In this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show Mike visits the home of AmpleHarvest.org found Gary Oppenheimer to talk about reducing food waste in America.
Gary gives us the complete background, history and foundation of AmpleHarvest.org and how his passion to reduce waste has lead him to be named a CNN hero for his efforts.
He will tell us the statistics behind how AmpleHarvest.org is not only reducing food waste but helping to put a dent into food insecurity in America, as well as how a positive side effect of AmpleHarvest.org is to be able to feed the hungry, nutritious food.
This and so much more on this week's episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show!
Here's what we'll cover in this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show
The Origin of AmpleHarvest.org
Just in time inventory at Food Pantries
The number of food pantries participating in the AmpleHarvest.org program
Food Insecure homes
What is the mission of AmpleHarvest.org
Tax deductions for your donations
In depth statistical analysis of food donations through AmpleHarvest.org
What is the end goal of AmpleHarvest.org
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About this week's guest, Gary Oppenheimer
Gary Oppenheimer is our Executive Director and Founder. A self described aging geek, he has worked with computers and communications going back to the 1970’s. As director of a community garden in 2009, he learned about the wasted food in many plots and created a program called “Ample Harvest” to get the excess food to local food pantries.
Realizing this as a nationwide problem, he created a nationwide solution called AmpleHarvest.org to use the Internet educate, encourage and enable millions of growers nationwide to share their ample harvest with local food pantries in all 50 states.
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