We are a weekly neighborhood food pantry which opened in March 2020 to serve our local community. Rather than presenting our patrons with a box of food, they "shop the shelves" to select the foods they need. We see between 65 and 80 families each week. Everyone is welcome, we don't ask for proof of need. Our Pantry is open to the community every Wednesday morning. We try to offer a variety of shelf-stable foods, supplemented by fresh bread, produce, milk and eggs. Our population is a diverse group of Hispanic families, senior citizens, families with young children and homes single men. We love getting to know our patrons on a personal level. We don't receive any federal or state funding, we rely solely on donations from church members and neighbors.
Set-up donation day is Tuesday from 9:30-2:00, but we can happily arrange to meet at a time convenient to you, and we can arrange for picking up the food from you if you’d like.
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.