The Cando Area Food Pantry serves families that are food insecure in Towner County, ND, although no one is turned away. Approximately 35 families visit this client choice pantry each month, where families are invited to select the items that their family needs and will use. The pantry provides toiletries and cleaning supplies as well. Our clients love fresh vegetables and look forward to them each year.
Perishable donations are appreciated and best when dropped off on Mondays before 10:30am. We are located in the lower level of Cando Lutheran Church - when entering the church go down the stairs on the left. Items can be left in the hallway or in the shopping cart.
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.