Wednesday, June 26, 2013

What to do with your extra garden produce? Donate it to food pantries provides a quick resource for sharing your extra bounty. is a nation-wide nonprofit campaign—backed by the USDA, the White House, and Google—that is connecting backyard and community gardeners who have a bountiful harvest with local food pantries that are ready and able to accept donations of fresh food. provides the only free, searchable, online database of food pantries across the country so that gardeners can find a convenient location to donate.  So, next time a gardener has a bigger harvest than they can handle, instead of throwing the fruits of their labor in the compost pile, they can feed hungry families in their community. Check out the Master Gardener page at
Some of the nearby donation centers are:
  • Durham Tech Campus Harvest Food Pantry N1637 Lawson Street, Durham, NC. Contact: Erin Riney,  Phone: 919-536-7231,  Email:
  • Community Food Pantry 410 Liberty Street, Durham, NC.  Contact: Lee Nelson
    Phone: 919-682-0538,  Email:
  • Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC 3808 Tarheel Drive, Raleigh, NC. Contact: Anna Davenport,  Phone: 919-865-3019,  Email:
  • Heavenly Groceries 510 West Rosemary Street, Chapel Hill, NC. Contact: Gladys Pendergraph,  Phone: 919-929-1116

AmpleHarvest is a 501(c)3 organization, so donations are also tax-deductible!

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