Arm In Arm served 4,441 households in 2016 across our three Client Choice food pantries in Trenton and Princeton, NJ. We provide fresh produce as well as heart-healthy shelf-stable foods. We also have a community garden on site and offer nutrition education, home food delivery for elderly clients, and health screenings through our community partnerships.
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.