Caritas of Waco is a 501(3)(c) non-profit organization that provides a wide range of services to low income people in need. Services include food pantry, assistance with utilities, rent, prescription medicine, clothing and other needs. Caritas accepts donations of food including fresh produce at its main office located at 300 South 15th Street, Waco, Texas 76701. Caritas has two local thrift stores and accepts donations of clothing, household items and furniture (if in good repair) at its "Hidden Treasures" store location at 3912 Bosque Blvd., Waco, Texas 76710.
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.