AmpleHarvest.org using technology to end hunger and food waste

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AmpleHarvest.org using technology to end hunger and food waste

  1. 1. “No Food Left Behind” Or “Why Hunger Isn’t Green”
  2. 2. Hunger in America 50+ million foodfood charitycommon from your wasted 40insecure backyard…. million home food pantry sense Americans... gardeners food bank opportunitybackout of charity Including 1 yard …not your back pocket community garden insecurity food under the ever 4 kids gardening age of 6
  3. 3. House Keeping….. Please be a part of this: Please text, tweet, email or telex whatever moves you. #AmpleHarvest @AmpleHarvest opens a bottleneck in America’s food supply the leaves millions hungry & hurts the environment.
  4. 4. House Keeping….. Please be a part of this: Please text, tweet, email or telex whatever moves you. Facebook.com/AmpleHarvest.org
  5. 5. The Problem: Chokepoints HUNGER AND FOOD WASTE IN AMERICA
  6. 6. The Problem: Chokepoints In the worlds richest nation: -1 out of every 6 people – 50 million of us - are food insecure -1 out of every 4 children (1 out of 3 if Hispanic) under the age of 6 live in a food insecure home These 16 million children would fill 845 basket ball arenas
  7. 7. The Problem: Chokepoints National Health Issue • 1 in 3 children today will become diabetic. It will soon be 1 in 2 children • Malnourished children do poorly in school and malnourished parents struggle in the work place.
  8. 8. The Problem: Chokepoints National Security Issue • 75% of young people who apply for military service are not fit to serve. #AmpleHarvest We are a very well fed yet malnourished nation.
  9. 9. The Problem: Chokepoints Sidebar: My Aha! Moment: A 1998 image by NY Times photographer Bill Marsh
  10. 10. The Problem: Chokepoints #AmpleHarvest 40% of our food is never consumed. 52% of produce in America is not consumed…including: 2% of all potatoes 8% of corn 18% of wheat …and 6% of the land being farmed is never harvested
  11. 11. The Problem: Chokepoints #AmpleHarvest 133 billion pounds of food went uneaten in 2010 43 billion lbs lost at retail level 90 billion lbs lost at consumer level Total cost: $161,000,000,000.00
  12. 12. The Problem: Chokepoints “Every day, America wastes enough food to fill the Rose Bowl. Yes, that Rose Bowl – the 90,000-seat football stadium in Pasadena, California.” Jon Bloom
  13. 13. The Problem: Chokepoints 36 million tons of food Each pound releases 1lb of methane – equivalent to 20 lbs of carbon dioxide.
  14. 14. The Problem: Chokepoints THE PROBLEM NO ONE NOTICED: AN INFORMATION CHOKEPOINT
  15. 15. The Problem: Chokepoints Chokepoints What if links existed between cities but were blocked?
  16. 16. The Problem: Chokepoints Chokepoints What if connections between cities but were blocked?
  17. 17. The Problem: Chokepoints Hunger Chokepoints What if connections between fresh food and hungry people were blocked?
  18. 18. The Problem: Chokepoints Hunger Chokepoints What if connections between fresh food and hungry people were blocked?
  19. 19. The Problem: Chokepoints A Quick Look At America’s Food Safety Net
  20. 20. The Problem: Chokepoints Feeding America 203 Food Banks 33.5K Food Pantries ? ? ?
  21. 21. The Problem: Chokepoints Chokepoint in our food system 50 M Hungry People 33.5K Pantries 203 Food Banks Nationwide Time
  22. 22. The Problem: Chokepoints Chokepoint in our food system 50 M Hungry People 33.5K Pantries 203 Food Banks Nationwide Time
  23. 23. Doing The Impossible: Unclogging A Chokepoint Food System
  24. 24. The Problem: Chokepoints 40M home growers 50 M Hungry People 33.5K Pantries 33K Pantries 203 Food Banks Nationwide Time Time X
  25. 25. Doing The Impossible: Unclogging A Chokepoint Food System 40M home growers CRAZY IDEA! ALLOW EXCESS SUPPLY TO MEET DEMAND 50 M Hungry People 33K Pantries 203 Food Banks Nationwide Time X
  26. 26. An Innovation: 40M home growers Move Information–Not Food 50 M Hungry People 33K Pantries 203 Food Banks Nationwide Time X
  27. 27. Food Drive Food Bank Food Pantries X ....................................
  28. 28. An Innovation: Move Information–Not Food
  29. 29. An Innovation: Move Information–Not Food
  30. 30. An Innovation: Move Information–Not Food A Whole New Idea…
  31. 31. An Innovation: Impact Key Innovations: -No new infrastructure or transportation costs. -Uses already existing resources: excess food, food pantries, technology and growers altruism. --Feedback loop from pantries creates market efficiency for the first time. -Growers behavioral change towards donating for the rest of their gardening life.
  32. 32. An Innovation: Impact Key Innovations: • • • • • • -Reduced waste stream, carbon footprint of pantry and lowered transportation environmental and fiscal costs of the food. “Just in time” inventory logic built into AmpleHarvest.org assures availability of food hours after harvesting while eliminating refrigeration and storage issues. Viral spread of opportunity by current donors to neighboring growers that the solution to hunger is in your back yard. Reduced reliance on excess locally grown produce takes fiscal pressure off tax payers as well as the pantries themselves. National healthcare costs reduced by increased availability of healthy food. Millions able to contribute food to charity while cash strapped themselves.
  33. 33. An Innovation: Impact
  34. 34. An Innovation: Impact First Day of National Rollout AmpleHarvest.org Impact Map May 20, 2009 1 Food Pantry – Pompton Plains NJ
  35. 35. An Innovation: Impact #AmpleHarvest Enabling gardeners in 250 sq mile area to help a nearby food pantry
  36. 36. An Innovation: Impact 30 Days Later..... AmpleHarvest.org Impact Map June 20, 2009 100 Food Pantries
  37. 37. An Innovation: Impact 60 Days Later..... AmpleHarvest.org Impact Map Aug 20, 2009 500 Food Pantries
  38. 38. An Innovation: Impact 150 Days Later..... AmpleHarvest.org Impact Map Oct 15, 2009 1,000 Food Pantries
  39. 39. An Innovation: Impact One Year Later..... AmpleHarvest.org Impact Map May 30, 2010 2,000 Food Pantries
  40. 40. An Innovation: Impact AmpleHarvest.org Impact Map Dec 8, 2010 3,000 Food Pantries
  41. 41. An Innovation: Impact AmpleHarvest.org Impact Map Jul 17, 2011 4,000 Food Pantries
  42. 42. An Innovation: Impact AmpleHarvest.org Impact Map Apr 1 2012 5,000 Food Pantries
  43. 43. An Innovation: Impact #AmpleHarvest : Now helping 1 in 5 pantries nationwide get locally grown fresh food – for free. AmpleHarvest.org Impact Map Today 6,700 Food Pantries
  44. 44. An Innovation: Impact “..a terrifically positive message in a time when positive messages are in short supply.” @AmpleHarvest is one of the most innovative groups I've met. Check out their Centerpieces for Pantries program Vint Cerf Jon Carson Google “Father of the Internet” White House Director of Community Engagement
  45. 45. WHY ALL THE EXCITEMENT?
  46. 46. An Innovation: Chokepoint Solved
  47. 47. An Innovation: Recognition
  48. 48. An Innovation: Recognition
  49. 49. An Innovation: Recognition 5/09 – AmpleHarvest.org announced to the public. 7/09 – Google approves $120K (now $480K) per year Adwords Grant in only 4 days 8/09 – received backing from National Gardening Assoc 10/09 – 1,000th registered food pantry 12/09 – Collaboration with United Way 1/10 – Release of our iPhone app 2/10 – Partner to USDA Peoples Garden Initiative 5/10 – Highlighted on CNN Heroes 8/10 – Highlighted at United We Serve government web site 8/10 – Identified as a tool by the EPA to fight environmental problem from food waste 11/10- Highlighted on Huffington Post’s “Greatest Person of the Day”
  50. 50. An Innovation: Recognition 3/11 – National Council of Churches partners with AmpleHarvest.org 4/11 – Release of our Android app 5/11 – AmpleHarvest.org celebrates second anniversary – 3,500 food pantries registered 8/11 – AmpleHarvest.org article appears on Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! blog 8/11– AmpleHarvest.org article appears on Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution blog 8/11 – AmpleHarvest.org article appears on the White House web site 8/11 – AmpleHarvest.org named finalist for “Stay CLASSY” Philanthropic Awards 8/11 – AmpleHarvest.org partners with Green Education Foundation to promote “Plant With a Purpose” 10/11 – AmpleHarvest.org announced as winner of Glynwood Harvest “Wave of the Future” Award 10/11 – AmpleHarvest.org founder Gary Oppenheimer named Huffington Post Game Changer for 2011 11/11 – AmpleHarvest.org highlighted on PBS’s “Growing A Greener World”
  51. 51. An Innovation: Recognition 1/12 – AmpleHarvest.org presented at TEDxManhattan 2/12 – Highlighted by Michelle Obama in a speech (www.AmpleHarvest.org/letsmove) 2/12 – AmpleMusic.org launched 3/12 – Development of GleaningHarvest.org initiated 3/12 – AmpleHarvest.org highlighted at Grace Communications EcoCentric site 4/12 – AmpleHarvest.org in Google Hangout with White House Chef Cris Comerford and Gail Simmons 4/12 – Gary Oppenheimer named semi-finalist in Echoing Green Awards 10/12 – Gary Oppenheimer named winner of “Harmony with Hope” Award
  52. 52. An Innovation: Recognition 1/13 – AmpleHarvest.org adds Spanish content 2/13 – AmpleHarvest.org focuses impact: “We Don’t Feed People. We Get People Fed” 2/13 – AmpleHarvest.org update presented at TEDxManhattan. 4/13 – Grower and Food Pantry Outreach Coordinator staff positions created. 5/13 – 6,000th food pantry registered 6/13 – Social media expanded with new Pinterest and Instagram pages 6/13 – AmpleHarvest.org presented at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Global Philanthropy Conference in Greece 7/13 – AmpleHarvest.org & Garden Supply Company launch food donation photo competition on Facebook 10/13 – Diagio Estate Wines announces $100K support program for AmpleHarvest.org 10/13 – AmpleHarvest.org honored by Points of Light Foundation
  53. 53. An Innovation: Recognition 1/14 – AmpleHarvest.org Strategic Partner of Clinton Foundation 1/14 – Purpose Prize Fellowship Announced
  54. 54. An Innovation: The Past
  55. 55. An Innovation: The Future
  56. 56. An Innovation: The Future
  57. 57. An Innovation: The Future
  58. 58. An Innovation: The Future
  59. 59. An Innovation: The Future
  60. 60. An Innovation: The Future We’re Not Finished With Our Work Planned Programs 1. 2. 3. 4. GleaningHarvest.org Community Nutritional Index ProducePedia Push Technology
  61. 61. An Innovation: The Future What Makes AmpleHarvest.org’s Model So Extraordinary? Simple 1. “Makes Sense” 2. Uses existing resources 3. Works in legacy environment 4. Viral spread
  62. 62. An Innovation: The Future What Makes AmpleHarvest.org’s Model So Extraordinary? Simple 1. “Makes Sense” 2. Uses existing resources 3. Works in legacy environment 4. Viral spread Efficient 1. No Food Purchased 2. No Logistics 3. No Warehousing 4. Moves Information – Not Food
  63. 63. An Innovation: The Future What Makes AmpleHarvest.org’s Model So Extraordinary? Simple 1. “Makes Sense” 2. Uses existing resources 3. Works in legacy environment 4. Viral spread Universal 1. Works in any community 2. Works with home growers & farms 3. Builds community bridges 4. Open Sourced Efficient 1. No Food Purchased 2. No Logistics 3. No Warehousing 4. Moves Information – Not Food
  64. 64. An Innovation: The Future What Makes AmpleHarvest.org’s Model So Extraordinary? Simple 1. “Makes Sense” 2. Uses existing resources 3. Works in legacy environment 4. Viral spread Efficient 1. No Food Purchased 2. No Logistics 3. No Warehousing 4. Moves Information – Not Food Universal 1. Works in any community 2. Works with home growers & farms 3. Builds community bridges 4. Open Sourced Meets Pressing Needs 1. Hunger/Nutrition 2. Childhood Obesity 3. Type II Diabetes 4. Environment
  65. 65. An Innovation: The Future What Makes AmpleHarvest.org’s Model So Extraordinary? The Other Good Stuff 1. Works on a budget that’s a fraction of any other national program 2. Sustainable 3. Take advantage of inherent good will 4. Offer donors without cash the opportunity to give charity 5. Food donations are tax deductible 6. Food donations covered by federal Good Samaritan law 7. Supported by all faith communities 8. Essentially cost free to the community 9. Well positioned to solve a problem and “go home” 10. Feels right.
  66. 66. An Innovation: Join Us WORK WITH US TO HELP NOURISH AND GREEN AMERICA
  67. 67. An Innovation: Join Us How To Support Your Community AmpleHarvest.org/local Replace Centerpieces Donate Extra Lunches Follow/Like/Friend...us
  68. 68. An Innovation: Join Us AmpleHarvest.org/support Corporate Support Cause Marketing Foundation Introductions Match Employee Contributions Speaking Opportunities Virtual Food Drives How To Support AmpleHarvest.org
  69. 69. An Innovation: Join Us Hunger Isn’t Green. AmpleHarvest.org is. www.AmpleHarvest.org/support
  70. 70. An Innovation: Join Us Hunger Isn’t Green. AmpleHarvest.org is. Questions? gary@AmpleHarvest.org www.AmpleHarvest.org/support

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