CNJIFT VIRTUAL MEETING
Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021
Time: 4:30 – 6:00 pm
Title: How a Nonprofit Like AmpleHarvest.org
Can Help Your Business’s Food Waste Reduction Effort
Speaker: Gary Oppenheimer, Founder & Executive Director AmpleHarvest.org
Venue: Virtual Meeting via Zoom
Fee: Free to Participate
While food waste nonprofits typically rely on corporate partners to support their work, there are times when a nonprofit’s mission can actually help a business. Learn how this award winning NJ-based food waste nonprofit works to end the waste of surplus locally grown fresh food, while also partnering with businesses seeking to reduce their own food waste or grow their business.
Mr. Gary Oppenheimer is Executive Director and Founder of Ample Harvest. 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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