– A Homegrown Solution to Hunger A Homegrown Solution to Hunger. Gary Oppenheimer, TEDxManhattan, 2012.

In the early 2000’s, Gary Oppenheimer became a Master Gardener and then a Rutgers Environmental Steward. He advocated for region wide watershed preservation laws, became an environmental commissioner as well as the director of a community garden. Frustrated by the wasted food from gardens nationwide, the “no food left behind” Campaign was created to enable America’s 40+ million home gardeners who grow food to easily find a local pantry eager for their excess bounty.