The Friendship House Food Pantry serves families from Ontario and Yates Counties who are in need of food. We support approximately 280 families who, on average visit the Food Pantry 600 times per month. Our number of families and visits are growing. We and the families we serve appreciate donations of fresh fruits and vegetables as well as nutritious ingredients for well balanced meals. Donations are always welcome. They are needed, used and 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.