In 1984, Branson area churches and community
leaders formed Christian Action Ministries, better
known as CAM, to serve as the local food pantry
Since that time the CAM's ministry has continued to
help tackle the issue of food insecurity in Taney
County. Between its Branson Pantry, Forsyth Pantry
and mobile distribution to eastern Taney County,
more than 38,000 people experiencing crisis received
the gift of food last year.
to provide caring assistance, in Christâ€™s name,
to people experiencing temporary crisis.
to help people obtain the
basic resources of food;
to encourage selfsufficiency
independence, and bring
together the caring
business, and individual--
for meeting these needs.
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.