CPO has been serving Raleigh, NC and surrounding counties for 45 years. All are welcome and no referrals are needed. Our goal is to provide each family seeking assistance a week's plus worth of groceries. Besides providing an array of shelf stable items and frozen meat, we are working to increase the amount of fresh produce each family receives. Your valuable donation of garden produce will help the food pantry achieve this goal.
CPO is open Monday thru Friday from 10am-1pm. Donations can be dropped off anytime during operating hours.
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.