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Matchmaker Service for Leftovers: A Win-Win

No, we're not talking about a dating service for your leftover casseroles, although The Left-Over Queen does run a forum where you can get advice about new uses for day-old foods. Jonathan Bloom's Wasted Food Blog has some good news for the many Americans visiting soup kitchens and food pantries...

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Tags: Donation, Food pantry, Food waste, Hunger, Landfill, Restaurant
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Ample Harvest: Connecting Gardeners with Food Pantries

A follow-up to a previous post on donating your garden's surplus to area food pantries: The director of a Connecticut community garden, Gary Oppenheimer, started AmpleHarvest.org as a means of connecting gardeners and their surplus produce with food pantries and their patrons in need of fresh fo...

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Tags: Community, Donation, Garden, Hunger, Soup kitchen
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Donating from the Bounty in Your Backyard

Recently we wrote about those that have a backyard you're not cultivating, asking you to consider sharing your backyard with someone who has a green thumb but no where to plant. What about those of you who are growing fruits and vegetables on your land, but are unable to use everything you grow?...

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Tags: Charity, Donation, Food pantry, Fruit, Gardening, Vegetable, Yard
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Giving Clutter a New Life: How to donate used stuff to charity

New Dream is always looking for win-win situations: ways to help the environment while not breaking your budget; ways to help you get more of what matters while consuming less. Knowing that economic downturns tend to mean a downturn in charitable giving, I started looking for ways to connect peop...

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Tags: Charity, Donation, School
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