This ministry began in 2011 with a desire to help the hungry. We started in a Carnegie United Methodist Church Sunday School Classroom, soon grew to 6 classrooms, then moved to the Fellowship Hall! We have now grown so much that the demand for our service moved us into a new and larger location that was donated right here in Carnegie. Where we once were able to serve only our Carnegie community, we now serve all of Caddo County, along with the towns of Mountain View and Gotebo as well! We strive to provide a weeks worth of groceries every 30 days to the families that are in need. Carnegie Food Pantry is open every 3rd Friday from 9:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
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.