We operate a food pantry for residents of Fannin County in Georgia and part of Polk County in Tennessee. We serve all family types in the two mentioned counties. In a years time, we give out food to feed about 20,000 people.
Pantry hours are Monday - Thursday 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm. Call before you come. Food donations are taken in around the back of the building.
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.