FeedNC’s Grassroots Grocery provides supplementary food assistance to the families in our community who are facing financial hardships. Eligible members are able to receive $150-$200 in groceries every week. Foods that we provide to our members include fresh produce (fruits and vegetables), meats, frozen meals, prepared deli foods, canned goods, snacks, and toiletries. We also provide free home delivery to eligible members who are homebound through volunteer deliveries and a partnership with United Way Iredell and DoorDash.
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.