We run a program where we provide a bag of groceries to 220+ seniors twice a month. This program is put together, e.g. sacking and delivery by RSVP volunteers. We have been able to get produce from the Eastern IL food bank and Stone Creek Church, but it would be good to know there could be another avenue. Please could you send us information or call us?
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the Food for Seniors Program.
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.