We are a food pantry and clothing center serving families in need in Benzie and northern Manistee County, Michigan. We serve 400 households per month, totaling over 1000 visits. We gratefully accept healthy fresh fruits and vegetables, non-perishable foods, laundry soap, toilet paper, personal hygiene products, clean in-season clothing, and small housewares (dishes, pans, utensils) as donations.
Please use drive-up donation door on north side of the building from 10am to 4pm, Monday through Thursday.
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.