The App Review: AmpleHarvest

June 13, 2016

Each week we review a food related app. This week it’s AmpleHarvest – find out what the Lempert Report thought.

What it says it does: Help diminish hunger in your community. AmpleHarvest allows users to search for Food Pantries and Food Banks using GPS, WiFi or by address or zip code. Millions of American homeowners grow more food in their backyard gardens than they can possibly use. One out of seven American families need food assistance, but can't get fresh produce from their local food pantry.  Donating to a food pantry couldn’t be easier! Find information on food pantries with AmpleHarvest and arrange a donation.

What it actually does: The AmpleHarvest app helps diminishes hunger and reduce waste by helping backyard gardeners connect and share their excess garden produce with neighborhood food pantries. Use the app to quickly find a food pantry in your neighborhood eager for your backyard, rooftop,or potted fruit, vegetables or herbs. You can even find pantries that are looking for store bought items. Find pantries by your current location or search with an address. See what items are most needed by the pantries in your area. 

How useful is the information for target audience?: The app is very useful for people who want to donate their excess garden produce to those who need it most.

Ease of use: The app is very user friendly with simple features achieving it’s purpose of helping users donate surplus food.

Who would best benefit from the app?: Home gardeners, or those with prolific fruit trees would be the perfect fit for the AmpleHarvest app. Those who want to donate store bought food and want to find out how and where would enjoy this app.

Cost: Free
Rating: 95/100
Visual: 15 (1-15)
Usability: 15 (1-15)
Content: 22 (1-25)
Usefulness: 23 (1-25)
Value: 10 (1- 10)
Options: 10 (1- 10) 

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