Our Pantry just started as of Feb 2009. We recieve food from our local Food Bank here in Neb when they have it but resources have been Slim.We have 2 full-time workers and 4 volunteers that help keep us running.We service about415 households a month. Our shortage is for Fresh veggies and fruits. Sugar free foods and regular food in general. We also are lacking in our home cleaning products which is why we have started a Health and Beauty Drive to get our co-wokers and the Community invoved in helping raise awarness in health and hygenine. Anything at all along with helpful info is Greatly appreciated.
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.