We are, and have been, a food pantry for over 20 years in downtown Muskegon Heights, MI. We serve mostly poor families of 2 to 7 people and we are open to anybody who comes. We serve about 30 families a week right now. We would love to add fresh produce to what we give out each week. We are also in need of toiletries.
Our pantry is open on Tuesday mornings from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. We would need to receive produce on Mondays. And call ahead.
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.