The Dream Pantry serves an average of 300-400 families a week. We have a senior delivery program that serves about 40 households who are 70 yrs or older living in our rural communities. We have a client choice pantry where our neighbors can shop for the items they need for their families, just like a grocery store.
The Backpack Buddies program serves 700 children a week. During the summer, we distribute "Buddy Bags" to an average of 900 children per month.
Deliveries of food donations can be made at the receiving door behind the Beige Bin or our picnic area.
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.