This is straight from the press release:
Newfoundland NJ - (October 15, 2014) - AmpleHarvest.org, the nationwide program that enables tens of millions of home and community gardeners to donate excess garden produce to a nearby food pantry announces that more than 7,000 food pantries, food banks, soup kitchens, food closets, food shelves and food cupboards are now "visible" to nearby growers eager to donate their excess harvest.
Launched in 2009, AmpleHarvest.org uses technology to bypasses the American food bank network's "hub and spoke" architecture that has largely prevented local growers from donating food. It accomplishes this by first, educating and encouraging, and then enabling America's 42 million home and community gardeners to share their harvest directly with a local food program thereby helping the needy in their own community.
According to AmpleHarvest, that means one in five food pantries nationwide now receive fresh produce from local growers via Ample Harvest. To me, that's an accomplishment worth noting.