We have been distributing bread for 9 years in this location. We are a crisis/emergency organization. Due to some mix ups in staffing we are not fully utilizing the web yet, but we are working on it. We give away the bread we have two days a week to anywhere from 95 to 300 people depending upon how much we have. Fresh produce would be wonderful for this area, feeding America says we still have 19% of people not knowing where the next meal is coming from.
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.