Donations are accepted at the community center next door. Right now we only have enough food for the pantry to be open on Tuesday mornings. We serve over 400 families per month at the food pantry. We also prepare a daily hot meal for the kids at the center during the school year and during the summer we prepare breakfast and lunch for approximately 75 kids.
ProducePedia is a free resource that covers the types of fresh produce that can be delivered to food pantries. Each entry includes information on color, taste, and possible uses. People unfamiliar with the vegetable or fruit will learn how to use it, and those who are familiar with it still might learn a fun fact or two!
The Cooperative Extension sites have a wealth of information for any backyard gardener. Once you go to the site (each one if very different from the others) look for a link for “homes and gardens”, “landscape”, “consumer horticulture”, etc. to find information on improving your backyard garden. Neighboring state sites may offer information your own state’s site lacks.