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Newfoundland, NJ, September 02, 2020 --(, the nation's only virtual solution to hunger and food waste, has announced that Mike Sutterer, CEO of Bonnie Plants joined the non-profit’s Board of Directors.

"We are thrilled that Mike, representing the largest supplier of garden seedlings used by millions of gardeners, is joining us and bringing along with him, the support of Bonnie Plants. has long sought a corporate partner in the gardening space, and I couldn’t think of a better company to help us, particularly during these incredibly difficult times," said Executive Director, Gary Oppenheimer.

“As a key player in the gardening space, Mike will be providing critically needed guidance to help better reach growers nationwide. There has been a dramatic increase in gardening this year, an estimated 61 million people now garden (up from 42 million last year). Together we will work to connect them with nearly 9,000 food pantries eager for their surplus harvest. The solution impacts hunger, food waste and climate change on a vast scale.”

“I’m extremely excited to be joining the Board of Directors of,” Sutterer said. “The mission of is one that I’m passionate about both personally and professionally. I believe that plants play a powerful role in enhancing people’s lives – and nowhere is that more evident than in driving donations of fresh garden-grown food to local food pantries across the country.”

About Mike Sutterer:
Mike Sutterer is currently President and CEO of Bonnie Plants, Inc. Mike joined Bonnie in April of 2019 as President and assumed the title of President & CEO on January 1, 2020. Prior to joining Bonnie, Mike spent 19 years at Scotts Miracle-Gro (NYSE: SMG), most recently as Senior Vice President and General Manager Gardens Business Unit.

About, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501c3 organization that's ending hunger and food waste nationwide by networking millions of home/community gardeners to thousands of local food pantries, each eager to receive and then distribute the grower’s surplus harvest. For more information, visit or call AMPLE-6-9880 (267-536-9880).

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